Preview: A theme built for Publishers

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Publisher has been released! Learn more about the theme in this blog post

Monsoon is in full swing here in India and for the most part, it’s quite enjoyable. So, for me the off-hours activities narrow down to having coffee and reading books. And it was last Sunday afternoon while reading a novel, it struck me, why not a WordPress theme for Publishers?

Yes, that’s right. We will be releasing a niche WordPress theme for publishers and book authors where they can not only showcase their work but also sell their digital books online. We have tried to make it as relevant as possible for book authors by including features most required by them. Although the feature list is still growing, we can’t wait to give you a teaser.

Even though our main focus is for digital books, it can be used to showcase and sell any kind of digital products – Music files, Themes, Software, Icon bundles etc. The custom fields in the theme can be managed by the admin so, you can easily change the fields that match with the product you are selling.

More than one book

As per the name of the theme, this theme is not limited to mere one book. You can showcase unlimited books with a dedicated detail page for each of the books you have published.

Sell your digital products

Each book page in the theme have two options.

  1. Custom Link: You can specify a custom link that leads to another site such as e-junkie, your affiliate link, a link to Amazon book store or any other.
  2. Upload & Sell: This option will let you upload .zip file of your product or let you specify a download link. In front-end, when a user clicks on Buy button, they will be taken to Paypal and once they make the payment, they will receive login credentials to your site. Once they log-in, they will be able to download the product zip file you uploaded. Isn’t that cool?

E-junkie integration

The theme also support e-junkie integration. This means you can showcase your products nicely using this theme and can manage the entire selling process via e-junkie – the easiest and most trusted way of selling digital products. Once you enable this, users will be able to “add-to-cart” the products and “view shopping cart” of e-junkie on your site.

PayPal supported

This theme will support PayPal payment gateway.

Not an e-commerce theme

Though it works that way, this is not entirely an e-commerce theme and hence, it will not have all the features that our other e-commerce theme have. This theme is built for Publishers to showcase their work in a very professional manner and sell them.

Your turn. Any feedback before we release it?

Are you an author? What do you think of the Publisher theme? Do give us your feedback in the comments and its entirely likely that we will include them before we release this theme.

36 thoughts on “Preview: A theme built for Publishers

  1. Prashant says:

    Looks Good!

  2. Dustan says:

    Looks great. Can’t wait to see it.

  3. Luiz Albertini says:

    I´m the first client… I loved this theme, I was waiting for something for months … I am the author of several books and when I came across the problem with security in sales of digital files. E-Junkie has the feature below, the theme will work too? How is the security system with the files to download?

    “E-Junkie” (//www.e-junkie.com/ej/features.htm#digital)
    Each buyer’s copy of your PDF eBook file can be stamped with their name, email address and unique transaction ID, which discourages sharing and allows you to identify who shared your file if you do happen to find a copy out “in the wild” somewhere.
    Congratulations!!!

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      If you are using e-junkie, this theme has custom field for you to place the buy now link for e-junkie. That means, it will work without any problem.

      If you are going to use the theme’s built-in sales function, there are some free WP plugins who lets you digitally stamp PDF files.

      This is an interesting thought though. We will reconsider this.

  4. mark says:

    when will this theme be available?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      This is next theme in our queue.

      1. mark says:

        have you any updates on a release date? cheers

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          releasing in two days :)

          Update: Its released now. Head over to the blog main page or the theme gallery

  5. Vedran says:

    Thanks! We like it too :)

  6. John says:

    I like your niche theme concepts.

    Please consider adding in the ability of the publisher’s book products to appear and sell on http://www.Amazon.com viz its AmazonServices function. That would make this niche theme much more value to your clients… I know, that’s what I’ve been looking for several months but have yet to find on the market.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Hey John,

      I am not really sure how this is done. If you can share this in a bit more detail? Having some sample, reference links would be great as well.

      1. S.S says:

        There’s a wordpress plugin that pulls in specific products from a category and your affiliate ID is included in the embed code.

        It also pulls the exact product detail page with customer reviews, description, ratings etc.

        But I don’t think this theme is aimed at that.

        Can we use affiliate links, R.Bhavesh?

        1. Saqib   says:

          Yes, you surely can use affiliate links. We have not tested the plugin which you are talking about.

  7. Halim KILIC says:

    Templatic and R.Bhavesh are ROCK! I can:’t wait too see this theme.

  8. Envirogex says:

    Hi,

    I know you said that it isnot a e-commerce theme, but could you have more than one Publisher and Authors.

    That is, will potential viewers be able to filter by Publishers or Authors (as well as topic areas) or is it for just for one publishers only?

    Good idea, my friend who comes up with theme market to target, will have to visit you guys when I am in India to share idea.

    Thanks in Advance.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      This theme is for one publisher/author only. Yes you can create categories and tags etc. and tweak it to your liking but we are building this theme with the following idea in mind.

      One author publishes 10-30 books and he needs to showcase those books in professional manner with price, book image, multiple buy option (amazon, barnes & noble etc.) AND if he is publishing PDF books, he can sell it on his own from his site.

  9. Steve UK says:

    Will we be able to sell ‘physical’ books too?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Nope. This will not be possible with this particular theme. Instead, I would suggest choosing one of our e-commerce themes //templatic.com/category/ecommerce-themes

  10. Jeane - tienda de ciclismo says:

    Hello, I abitual write in the evenings, and I liked the initiative to start a wp theme for writers and editors.

  11. Erwin says:

    Hi

    The ebook’link will be protected ?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Yep, they will be.

  12. A. A. Zayd says:

    Yet another great cool theme!

    I think an ESSENTIAL feature would be to create the option of linking to other places that the ebook is available. i.e. Amazon Kindle, iBookStore, B&N, Sony Reader, Google eBookstore and Kobo.

    So the user has an option to click a link to these places and get taken there to buy the book.

    Please :)

    Thanks – keep up the great work!

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      We hear you. You will be able to add as many third party links you wish to add for a particular book. Those links will be shown in the drop down that you see in the screenshot above.

      As per your selection, the buy button link will change and displayed.

  13. Kevin says:

    Will you be releasing this theme this week?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      We planned to. Some of the glitches we came across has delayed the release of this one for early next week.

  14. Duane says:

    This one sounds great – can’t wait to test drive the theme!

  15. Michael Carpenter says:

    Any chance of getting some link cloaking options so if your putting affiliate codes etc…

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Now that there are so many free scripts and plugins are available that can easily do this, we didn’t include this. Keeping the UI for adding a product was becoming too complex so we tried keeping it as simple as possible.

      Btw, we released this theme yesterday and you can look at it here //templatic.com/news/showcase-sell-digital-products-with-our-publisher-theme

  16. FranckJ. says:

    Fabulous idea – An awesome theme as usual

  17. Kevin says:

    Hi guys. Just checking in on the release date. Will this be available today?

  18. Focused Ultrasound Surgery says:

    I know you said that it isnot a e-commerce theme, but could you have more than one Publisher and Authors.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Depends on how you plan this site. It is targeted towards small business / single author but ultimately, its a widget ready theme. If you plan right, you can do it for more than one authors

  19. R.Bhavesh says:

    This theme is released yesterday and full blog post announcing this can be seen here //templatic.com/news/showcase-sell-digital-products-with-our-publisher-theme

  20. Fibroids Treatment says:

    So the user has an option to click a link to these places and get taken there to buy the book.

  21. Alpz says:

    Finally it’s arrived, great

  22. Live Movie says:

    Over all great work , appreciate it.

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