If you want to take pre-orders for your website- you need to set up a pre-order links.
There are LOTS of way to set up a PRE-ORDER link, I'm just going to outline the easiest ways so you can get a link set up fast.
I'm a BIG advocate of FREE resources. Who doesn't like FREE? With that in mind, my first go-to is PAYPAL.
You can set up a go to Link in Paypal for FREE- with a basic account set up: www.Paypal.com
From the top menu go to: Pay & Get Paid
Then under Accept Payments go to "Paypal Buttons"
Once in PayPal Buttons- Select the "BUY NOW" - trust me- it's the easiest one!
Then following the instructions on the page:
Choose "BUY NOW"
Item Name will be your BOOK TITLE- Add Pre-Order for your tracking!
Price- for Tip Books we recommend $12.97 USD for your retail price and to offer free shipping and sales tax included (if applicable) just for pre-orders.
Do not mess with Customize Button- this adds complexity...
From the first announcement- "I'm writing a book!" those who love you, like you, and/or follow you will want the opportunity to pre-purchase that book you are working on.
Not sure on a finalized TITLE? Post 3 options on social media or send in a Newsletter by number (1,2,3) or Letter (A, B, C). make it EASY for someone to quickly participate. At the bottom of the post or as the first comment add in a LINK for pre-ordering your book!
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