Readers – Managing Users for Your Organization

You can add as many Edelweiss users to your organization as you like. In fact, many stores have found a lot of benefits in having their staff on Edelweiss, discovering titles, writing reviews, tagging titles, writing notes, etc. Having buyers know when their staff is excited about a book can only help.

Click on your profile picture or initials at the top of any Edelweiss page, then Your Profile and Account. You’ll see a screen that shows your personal profile, among other things, including a link to your Account Users.


Click that yellow number to see a list of users. You can click on a user to see details about their privileges (if you have User Administration rights!):



Edit basic details here:


And edit a user’s privileges here:


A brief explanation of these privileges:

User Administration: This allows a user to update users’ privileges, including adding/removing users, as explained below.

Buying: (Mostly just relevant to bookstores and library systems) This allows users to access the ordering capabilities within Edelweiss. As a rule of thumb, bookstores generally only grant this access to their buyers. With this access, users will be able to create and edit orders. Without this access, users will be able to SEE orders, including order quantities for individual titles, but will not be able to edit or create orders.

Adding Users is quite simple. Below the list of users, click on Add User:


You’ll be asked to enter an email address for the new user. (Edelweiss will check to make sure that the user does not already have an account.)


Click Next. If this email address is not already associated with an existing user, you’ll see a short form to fill out:

SNAG_Program-0331Click into Edelweiss Privileges to select whether they’re a User Administrator or a Buyer. You can also choose a Role for this user. Edelweiss may eventually allow specific roles to have specific accesses.


You can also remove users if needed. It’s best to be sure your user list up to date.


You can also quickly send a user a Message, which will simply open your computer’s default email client. You can also send a user a Friend invitation, if you like, or remove them as a friend if they’re super annoying.



It’s best to go ahead and add your blog or website’s users in yourself so you can manage their privileges and such. If you’d rather have them handle it themselves, though, they can register and select you from a list of organizations with which they can connect. You’ll then get an email that a new registrant has requested a connection with you. You can accept or decline that request as is appropriate.

BUT, if you’d rather your blog or website not be searchable upon registration, you can opt-out of that here:


Just realize that this means you will indeed need to be sure to manually add in your employees or co-bloggers to Edelweiss!

Note again! Accounts/users who are already associated with another store/library/publisher/blogger account etc. must be transferred on our end. Contact and with the name and email address of the user in question, and we’ll make that transfer happen super quick!