Step Two: First Steps in Selling Ebooks from Your OWN Website
If you want to have an automated ebooks reseller site and want to build it up with more books or you want to sell ebooks on specific subjects, then what you will need will be much more sophisticated than an instant site.
Maybe you already have a lot of ebooks that you have the Master Resell Rights for, or you plan to be choosing and buying ebooks in the future and you want to bring them all together in an automated ebook website that you really own.
To sell ebooks you must make sure you own the Master Resell Rights first, but there are a lot of websites that will sell you these.
Next you will need a method of hosting your books so you can just upload them and forget them. Somewhere where your books are protected from copyright theft. You need a service where somebody buys your ebook and pays for it, immediately gets sent a link to download it - a link that is limited to stop them emailing it to their friends for the next 5 years - and you need to have the money paid straight into your Paypal account. And, you don't want to pay a fortune for this. With ebooks being so cheap to buy, you need to ensure that you stand a good chance of selling more than enough to cover your costs.
There are two solutions I will recommend:
WIth an initial free trial period, then at a cost of only £2.50/month you can host up to 50MB of ebooks at e-Junkie. Your ebooks are secure, your customers can instantly pay and download from copy/paste buttons provided by e-Junkie and it's really a service you can set up and forget.
e-junkie works for any digital products. So you can sell music, ebooks, software .... the list is endless. If it is a digital file you can upload, eJunkie can manage it for you. Simply upload your files to the e-Junkie secure server and when somebody buys your product they immediately get an email with a link in it. That link is limited to either a set number of downloads or a set time - helping to prevent fraud as the link can't be emailed around.
If your software or ebook needs a unique registration key for each customer that is no problem. E-Junkie.Com can be integrated with your key generation script, the correct registration key will be sent in the email your customer receives.
You also get full sales and download statistics.
If you use Google AdWords, Yahoo Overture or MSN adCenter to advertise your product, eJunkie integrates into those systems too. It will also fit with just about all other online advertising and tracking programs - giving you full conversion and ad performance statistics, essential for successful marketing.
It will even let you provide unique discount codes to selected customers/campaigns, which can be entered upon purchase.
This is everything you will need to sell your ebooks online if you accept payment by Paypal. You need no programming skills at all and can be started in 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can spend time integrating it into your own scripts & programmes to make a bespoke e-book delivery system that meets your needs.
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Mydigitaldespatch is another great fully professional and secure digital products download solution. This is digital download software at just £34/$67. It is targetted at people selling their ebooks on eBay. It has some super features too, including unlimited products.
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Now You're all set and it's just down to getting the ebooks to sell. You've probably already bought a lot and have them on your PC. I know I have!
Write Your Own eBooks
Now all you need to do is write your own ebooks and upload them for sale. ebooks can be anything from 1 page to 1000 pages - you choose! It all depends on what information you are selling, or even giving away.
Sell eBooks Already Own the Resell Rights To
Simply upload all those ebooks you've already got kicking around. Sell them on your website, or sell them on ebay. Even give them away to people on your mailing list when they subscribe!