July, 2009 – Graham Miln

Now selling digital content

Today Megan released her first book. The book is called Wordsearch 1 for Beginners, and is available immediately from The English Space.

Megan’s book is being published by DssW; my company is handling the business side of the venture, while Megan focuses on the producing useful content for her readers.

Megan’s book was the cause of our recent Reseller upgrade at DssW. Our reseller software needed to be extended to handle the sale of digital content.

Selling digital content is new for DssW. For this post, I consider digital content to be any content that is not available until a payment has been made. That means allowing only paying customers to download or view the content.

I have extended DssW’s tried and true reseller software to handle the sale of digital content, in addition to software licences. Thankfully the improvements touched surprisingly little existing code.

When you buy your copy of the book, you receive an e-mail from DssW containing a unique download link. That link is unique to you and lets you download the book as many times as you need.

As with nearly all sales through DssW, the download e-mail is sent automatically and immediately after your payment has cleared. If you are buying with a debit or credit card, the book will be yours within minutes regardless of the time of day, or day of the year.

Today marks the beginning of a new adventure. Exciting times are ahead.