Mass Book Mailing
We love moving a lot of books at once, even if that means sending them individually to many hundreds or even thousands of different addresses. We excel at those kinds of all-hands-on-deck, high-touch, customized orders and mass book mailings.
Do you have a client list you’d like to send individual copies of a book to for a book launch, corporate gift, or special event? Do you need each book customized or individualized before it leaves with a letter included or maybe a tip-in page added? We can help.
All you need to do is provide a clean list of recipients and select the shipment method you prefer, and we'll handle the rest.
Various Shipping Options
We offer a range of shipping and packaging options to make your mailing go off without a hitch while keeping it on budget.
Book Customization Available
Do you want to customize your books with a special message or include a letter to each individual on the mailing list? We’ve got you covered.
Sales Data & Reporting
We can provide you with shipping and sales reports for your campaign, and we report all of our sales to The New York Times and NBD Bookscan.
Working with Porchlight made our mailing services simple and easy. They were a pleasure to work with, and I recommend them to anybody looking to ship books to multiple addresses as quickly and efficiently as possible!
Mass Mailing of Is It Hot In Here by Zach Zimmerman
Zach Zimmerman contacted Porchlight to help him with the final step of his Get a Book / Give a Book project: sending out copies of his book to those who requested one. "Priorty for LGBTQ+ folks, students, folks with religious trauma, those in need and in need of a laugh." With the list of recipients in hand, we were able to ship out Is It Hot in Here to hundreds of addresses with ease.
Mass Book Mailing
What does a ‘clean list’ look like?
Download this spreadsheet template to get started on your mass book mailing list. You must unzip the folder before you can access the template.
Can you provide a single invoice for a bulk book shipment to multiple recipients?
Yes, we can! We are a small, flexible company and can work with you to meet your accounting needs.
Can I use my own return address on my mailing’s shipping labels?
Yes! In fact, we prefer it. That way, your list recipients will more easily identify you as the sender, and if a package is determined undeliverable, it will be returned to you instead of to Porchlight.
Will Porchlight notify my recipients of tracking status or send shipment emails to my recipients?
By default, we do not contact the recipients on your mailing list—for any reason. If you would like us to send tracking emails to your list after we ship, we can configure and send this upon request (additional costs may apply).
One of my recipients has moved since their book shipped; what can I do?
Most single-copy mail classes do not include an address change option, so once we dispatch your mailing, no changes can be made to address labels or package contents. If the recipient returns the package to us or if the postal service handling final delivery determines the package to be undeliverable, we will happily reship the package for an additional shipping fee.