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.
- 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.
- 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?
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.
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.