About Bits and Mortar
Bits and Mortar is a pro-retailer, pro-brick-and-mortar, pro-PDF, pro-ebook initiative backed by many tabletop game & fiction publishers. We love real, physical brick and mortar game and book stores, and we want to see them survive — and thrive — even as the digital content options for traditional publishing become more prevalent.
Plenty of customers out there want the best of both worlds. They want the easy portability of an ebook and the lasting durability of one made out of paper, glue, and ink. They want to be able to support their favorite local stores, and they want to be able to support their favorite publishers. The Bits and Mortar initiative is all about making sure they don’t have to choose one or the other. We want them to choose both, every time.
Here’s What We Offer
- If a customer buys a book published by a Bits & Mortar publisher from their local game or book store and that book is available online as a combined print and PDF bundle, we will give them the PDF at no additional charge. It’s a free value-add and a thank you from the publisher for supporting their local store.
- We make it possible for that local store to give the PDF to the customer directly, keeping the sale completely “in house”.
- When a Bits and Mortar publisher has a product up for preorders online that includes a free PDF for those who preorder, we work with retail stores to provide that same offer in-store. Customers don't have to choose between getting access to something early online or supporting their favorite store — they’ll get to do both in one place.
More Information for Publishers and Retailers