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What are the “Pre-order” and “Subscribe to Series” functions?

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Through these functions you can purchase eBooks automatically at the timing of its release

By pre-ordering an eBook or subscribing to a simulpub series, you will be able to automatically purchase a new issue at the timing of its release.

Please be noted that you will not be able to cancel you pre-order/subscription once the purchase process starts.

 

How to “Pre-order” or “Subscribe to Series”


1. “Pre-order” 
If a eBook is ready for preorder a “Pre-order” button will appear under the price information.
Click the button and the eBook will be added to your “List of Pre-ordered eBooks“.

Subscribe to Series Function

You can also check our list of current pre-order titles.

2. “Subscribe to Series” 
You can “subscribe” to simulpub series from each title’s description or series page.
Once you subscripted to a series, it will be added to your “List of Pre-ordered eBooks“.

Pre-order Function

Example: Goblin Slayer Manga Serial

You can check the list of simulpub series you can subscribe to from the Manga Simulpubs page.

[Caution]
When pre-ordering books, you cannot select or change your payment method in the app on Android. If you wish to change it, please use a browser such as Google Chrome, Safari or Edge.

 

Earn 5% more coin by “Pre-order” or “Subscribe to Series”


When an eBook is purchased through these functions, you will earn 5% more coins on top of coins granted based on your membership rank.

Example:
When purchasing 1,000 JPY (9.06 USD approx.) manga, and your membership rank is regular (coin-back rate = 5%).

You will be granted a total of 100 coins (=1,000 x 10%)
– Membership Rank: 5%
– Pre-order: 5%

 

How to Check/Cancel Pre-ordered eBooks/Subscribed Series


You can cancel your pre-ordered eBooks/subscribed series from the List of Pre-ordered eBooks page.

Please cancel your pre-order/subscription at least 5 hours before the release date shown on the book details page in Pacific Time.

Subscribe to Series Function


*Your pre-ordered eBook/subscribed series cannot be cancelled when the purchase process starts.
*We cannot accept returns or refunds after completing the purchase of a pre-ordered/subscribed eBook.
*You can also check the details of your “Device for Automatic Download” for pre-ordered eBooks/subscribed series from the List of Pre-ordered eBooks page.

 

Payment Methods


You can select one of the following three payment methods.

1. Credit Card
The amount will be automatically deducted from your credit card.

2. PayPal
The amount will be automatically deducted from your PayPal account.

3. BOOK☆WALKER Coin
The amount will be automatically deducted from your existing BOOK☆WALKER coins.

You can select your preferred payment method from your “List of Pre-Ordered eBooks” (My Account).

For credit card payment, you need to register your credit card information in advance.

A step by step instruction of how to register your credit card can be found in our FAQ: How can I pay with my Credit Card or register/change my Credit Card Information?

*You cannot select or change your payment method through the BOOK☆WALKER app. Please use a browser such as Google Chrome.

 

Precautions


*The Release date and price of eBooks may change without prior notice.

*The pre-order purchase fails if more than one title will be released on the same date for the same price.

*We cannot accept returns or refunds after completing the purchase of a pre-ordered/subscribed eBook.

*Coins granted according to your membership ranks are determined based on your membership rank at the timing of the eBook’s release date.
Please refer to details about coins from the BOOK☆WALKER Coin page.

*Coins based on your membership rank and coins for pre-ordering/subscribing to series are granted together on the release date of the purchased eBook.

*The Pre-order and subscribe to series function is not available for the iOS BOOK☆WALKER App.
Please pre-order eBooks or subscribe to series from the web store when using iOS devices.

*When choosing “Coin” as your payment method, purchase will fail if there are not sufficient coins left in your account to pay for the full price of the eBook.

*If a pre-order purchase fails the condition of a pre-order campaign will not be achieved.

*You can only choose one payment method.

*Coupons cannot be used for automatic purchase when pre-ordering eBooks or subscribing to series.
For iOS/Android app, you may specify a device to automatically download the eBook after it gets purchased through the pre-order or subscribe to series function.
Please refer to details here.

*The amount of coins granted through pre-order/series subscription purchase is not shown on the “Order Confirmation“ email/message.
Please check details on the Coin History page.

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