How do I let customers download my e-book?

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profitcap / 20 Points
2012-01-27 8:13 pm EST
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I"m creating a website to sell one item; an e-book. Once the the e-book is paid for paypal will send the buyer back to my website to download their e-book. How do I create a secure download link for the buyer click to get their e-book ?

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13,688 Points
2012-01-30 10:11 am EST
Hello profitcap,

Thank you for your question about selling your e-book. By far, the easiest way to sell an e-book is to use a stand alone e-commerce program or an e-commerce plugin with WordPress. If you decide to use WordPress, we have found the WP e-Commerce plugin to be easy to install and quickly set up.

While you are working on your new site, I would recommend removing your e-book file from the server or moving it into a password protected directory. We do not recommend using the password protected directory for selling your e-book because the user name and password for that directory can be easily shared with someone who hasn't paid for your book.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.


Christi N.

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