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I’m Board is pleased to offer a great deal to our customers via the Bits and Mortar program!

Bits and Mortar is a pro-retailer, pro-brick-and-mortar, pro-PDF, pro-ebook initiative backed by several tabletop game and fiction publishers (find out who). 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 The Deal

  • If a customer buys a book published by a Bits & Mortar publisher (see the list of publishers here) from I’m Board, 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.
  • Better yet, Bits and Mortar has made it possible for us to give the PDF to the customer directly. In order to provide you the PDF, we will require an email address, which we will use to send you a link to the PDF.
  • When a B&M publisher has a product up for preorders online, offering a free PDF for those who preorder, they will work with us to provide that same offer in-store. Often, you’ll have access to the PDF well before the physical book is printed. The best of both worlds! Our customers won’t have to choose between getting access to something early online and supporting their favorite store — they’ll get to do both in one place.
  • And it works retroactively! If you have purchased a book from a participating publisher from us in the past, and you can either show us the receipt or we are able to locate the purchase in our system (tied to your Victory Points account) then we will give you the PDF for that book as well!
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