I want to set up a site selling downloads. Any suggestion about software or hosts or ready made blank sites that incorporate a download for sale facility?
I will be writing downloads 50+ pages long that my niche market will want to purchase.
I just need the techonology to make the sales
You can use lulu.com if it's a book or e-book you want to sell. You can upload your completed manuscript, create cover art, and offer to sell it as a printed book that people order or as an e-book that people can download. Either way, you specify how much you want to sell it for.
Using their site is free. Lulu makes a profit from your sales, and they pay you a royalty for each sale.
I am ready to build a niche site, and I have about 20 lengthy articles to put up on it to attract traffic. In due course I hope to sell advertising on the site.
I do not want to give this advertising plus a share of profit to Lulu. Also there may eventually be competition on Lulu, so why send my traffic there?
What I want is to buy a blank site that has the download facility. I am already using Paypal for a different site and I can link up to Paypal easily.
All ideas welcome
Ok I wanted to know whether it was software or books of some sort.
Smashwords sounds ideal for my novel and for another nonfiction book I have written. The 15% deduction is reasonable.
But I do not want to attract people to my niche site and use Smashwords for download sales because someone else could compete on Smashwords and take benefit from my traffic.
by Tessa Schlesinger11 months ago
There are so many of us who write fiction, and we're stuck with Amazon, itunes, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, etc, all of which have their own difficulties.I would really like a formula in the hubpages tradition where...
by richtwf5 years ago
I am looking at e-book self-publishing online and would appreciate anyone's comments on their own experiences (FastPencil, CreateSpace, Smashwords, EPub Bud, Lulu, Qbit).
by dnrkrishnan257 years ago
What Is The Best Music Download Site?
by statusq124 years ago
I completely agree. Now we have such seemingly cookie-cutter music; just add your typical vocals and, voila, you've a hit single! It really sucks :[
by donotfear12 months ago
Seriously, I want to know. I went to a site called <links removed>. I was able to watch a couple of movies, but most of them wouldn't play; they want you to download a certain plug-in an that's a...
by Aficionada5 years ago
I'm not there yet. Still researching. But I'm wanting to know if Wordpress or some other site-building program or platform will make it possible to offer files that visitors can download - either for free or...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.