Let's Learn some Boom Author Vocabulary! You can click on each term below to view related articles:
Author Name, Pen Name, or Store Name:A unique, customizable name that serves as your "brand" on the Store when you publish a self-made deck. It is different than your Teacher Nickname that appears to your students.
Boom URL:A customizable, more readable link to your Boom store.
Ratings:Public reviews of products in the store, based on a 5-star system with the ability to add comments.
Seller Account: A feature unique to our Publisher membership that allows you to publish self-made decks to the Store and earn money for your creations!
We call your Store or Author name your "Pen Name." It appears in the Store when you publish a deck as your Store Name. It is your "brand" at Boom Learning. This is different from your Teacher Name, which is what is displayed to students.
To upload an author picture, click on the circle at the top of the page (the default image will show a silhouette). You can select a previously uploaded image or use a new image by clicking the Upload button. Adjust the image as desired and then click Save. It may take a second to upload and apply the changes.
Click on the bold text below your author image to edit your Pen Name. Choose your name carefully-- once you publish a product for sale in your store, there is a fee associated with changing your Pen Name. Details here: Pen Names: Author Name, Store Name, Brand.
Haven't started making your own decks of Boom Cards yet? Check out our Quick Start Guide for Boom Card Creators. Already creating your own decks, but want to step it up? Below are some resources to get you started!
For tips and tricks from a fellow Boom Card author, check out Ms. Matthews Littlest Classroom tutorial on YouTube called Publishing Your Boom Cards.
If you get stuck during creation, you can ask your fellow authors in our Facebook Creator support group. Also, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket using the "help" button inside Boom. Make sure to send a link to the deck from your editor so we can help you with your specific question.
Keep to going to the next section to see where you enter your price.
Publish Your Deck to the Store
After you've created your deck, you'll need to publish it to the Store.
Enter the Deck Editor from the Studio. Select the deck you want to publish and open it for editing. Then, select the Details button from the top menu bar.
Here you can set up all the selling details, such as price, grade level, and acknowledgments (such as credits for your image and font providers). For more information on giving credit where it is due, take a look at our article on Acknowledging Artists and Font Authors.
If you are trying to list assets, such as images or fonts, go to Edit Details inside the Font or Image manager.
Fill out the details and click Publish to Store. You may only list for sale assets for which you are the copyright owner or for which you have a license to resell the font or image (whether free or for a fee).
If you do not own the copyrights or otherwise have a legal right to list the content, you should not be listing that piece of content in the store.
Any content found to be infringing copyright will be removed from the store, and everyone who bought it will be refunded at your expense. If you need to object to a piece of content as infringing your rights, please use the process for making a Notice of Infringing Content.
As you create more decks, you may find that some of them are on related topics or that you'd like to create a series of decks covering one large topic in bite sized piece. Once you have more than a couple related decks, you can Bundle them together to offer buyers a chance to purchase the full set in one fell swoop.
Bundling your decks does not remove the individual decks from your store, so buyers can either purchase the decks one at a time or purchase the bundle.
Any buyer who has already purchased some of the decks in a bundle, can purchase the bundle to complete their collection. They will not be charged for decks they already own from that bundled set, nor will they find duplicates of any of those decks in their library.
Note that this may look odd in your sales numbers - as the price will automatically be reduced for buyers completing their collection. For instance, if they have paid for some of the decks in a bundle, they will only pay the difference between what they have paid and the total for the bundle. If the price for your bundle is less than the total they've already spent on decks contained within that bundle, buyers will receive the bundle (and any decks in it that they do not already have) for free.
Consider your pricing carefully for bundles, and update the price accordingly any time you add decks to your bundle.
Congratulations, you are now a Boom Author!
Customize Your Store
You can highlight your best work within your own store by adding decks to your Featured tab.
From the Studio tab, click the blue "Go to My Store" button between your name and your Publisher Information.
Then, click the green "Customize My Store" button near the top right to enable customization of your store.
Hover your mouse cursor over the deck you'd like to feature. Click and hold the left mouse button and then drag the deck to the Featured tab. A green confirmation message will display when the deck is successfully featured.
To remove a deck from your featured products, click on your Featured tab. Locate the deck and click the red "Unfeature" button on it.
When you're done, click the "Stop Customizing" button to return to your default store view.
Note: Boom Learning is a retailer, not a marketplace provider. This means that Boom Learning is responsible for collecting sales tax on the sale of points as required by applicable law. You are a supplier, specifically a wholesaler, in our relationship. Therefore you can think of yourself as a creator or author of book cards which you then sell to us directly and we resell to the educators who go on to use your decks.
Once your store is up and running, and you've filled your digital shelves (by offering at least 20 decks), you can fill out our Featured Submission Form to be considered for featuring on the Boom Store page.
When choosing which stores to feature, we look at the quality of the store and the decks. This includes your logo or author image and everything from the cover image on your deck and design of the cards to its content and accuracy.
We also strive to offer a variety of grade levels and subjects each week, and will not feature an author or their work more than twice in a given year. Similarly, we look for seasonally relevant decks and bundles. Offering new and relevant decks regularly will not only catch our eye; it will help your store get noticed by teachers searching for timely decks.
For tips on what's in demand or to connect with other sellers, join our Facebook group for Boom Sellers, and for community support creating decks, check out our Facebook group for Creating Boom Cards.
Join us for a Live webinar to learn how to use your Boom Learning account for live help from a Customer Success Specialist!
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us at (833) WOW-BOOM. A real human will happily help you!