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Articles or books about selling downloadable software on line

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Experts please

Can you recommend articles or books on the basics of selling dowloadable, free 30-day trial software on line. I'm signed up with TuCows, but I need a general guide to business practices and marketing methods before I start. Online publications would be of greatest help to me, but I'd also be open to hard copy titles .

All suggestions gratefully received!

Gordon
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Your question is interesting and relevant to what i am doing. i have been researching the internet for the last 2 years for the same purpose as yours and writing a book on the same. my book will be out in 3 months time. send me your email id and i shall send you the first copy.

for starters, develop a clearly laid out plan for your efforts. doing haphazardly will not help your cause. try the following :-
(1)search for other download archives on the internet ( i have a database of about 600 which i sell)
(2) write articles about the functionality of your product and post on article submission site (i have a database of 180)
(3) contact online retailers for selling your product (i have a database of 300)
(4) join affiliate programs (i have a database of 100)
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Very helpful answer, thanks.

Best of luck with the book. Having written one (not in the computing field) I know just how much work it all is. But it's great to see it eventually published.

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amitkh

It's

atherley{at}sympatico.ca

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