I am converting my intellectual property--lectures, workbooks, poster kits--into ebooks. I would then link to my web sites product page - http://www.eft.org/products.html
You told me at one point this was okay.
My current strategy is to make something available on my blog free and then after a set time move it to my web page to be sold. I currently have my book When Good Kids Do Bad Things available for free, but hope to shift that to the web page and put up a poster coach soon.
I also want to sell my ebooks through Smashwords. Would that be considered affiliate marketing. It seems to me to be like Amazon and I think you allow links to Amazon. Am I correct on that?
Fiinally, I do think it would be in keeping with the over all mission of WordPress.com to allow shopping carts for those small fish entrepreneurs who are interesting in selling what they alone create. I can't at this point afford a to go the .org path. Understand the dilemmas, but a girl can dream.
Staying strong and thank you for all you do.
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