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Keep Toronto Reading 2013 + WordPress

Keep Toronto Reading 2013 + WordPress

The presentation deck for April 2013's meetup of the Toronto WordPress Group.

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April 22, 2013
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  1. Toronto WordPress Group: April 2013 Meetup THANK YOU TO OUR

    SUPPORTERS!
  2. Time Activity 2:00-2:15 Opening Remarks 2:15-2:45 Hugh McGuire & PressBooks

    2:45-3:00 Selling Your Wares 3:00-3:45 Group Discussion 3:45-4:00 Thank You & Goodnight SPECIAL THANKS TO: WOOTHEMES FOR SUPPORTING THE GROUP & KEEPING OUR MEETUPS FREE! THE BALLROOM FOR HOSTING OUR APRIL 2013 MEETUP! Wi-Fi Information Network: Username: Password: On Twitter #WPTO
  3. SPECIAL THANKS TO: WOOTHEMES FOR SUPPORTING THE GROUP & KEEPING

    OUR MEETUPS FREE! THE BALLROOM FOR HOSTING OUR APRIL 2013 MEETUP! What’s New? WordCamp Ottawa  April 27th @ University of Ottawa  Ottawa’s First-Ever WordCamp!  2013.Ottawa.wordcamp.org WPToronto.com Update  Hobbled launch + thanks to all contributors.  Slight revamp this weekend.  Looking for volunteers (e.g. bloggers, moderators). WordPress 10th Anniversary  Monday, May 27  Location TBD (hopefully The Ballroom!)  Interested in hosting? www.meetup.com/WordPress
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  5. SPECIAL THANKS TO: WOOTHEMES FOR SUPPORTING THE GROUP & KEEPING

    OUR MEETUPS FREE! THE BALLROOM FOR HOSTING OUR APRIL 2013 MEETUP! WordPress Plugins These require you to be running WordPress on your own hosting account, or on a managed host like WPEngine. WooCommerce (Free*)  Mature ecommerce platform from WooThemes.  Freemium. Base is free, extensions are paid. Shopp ($55)  Responsive, developer-friendly.  Friend of the Toronto WordPress Group & WordCamp Toronto. Easy Digital Downloads (Free)  Digital downloads only, no other products.
  6. SPECIAL THANKS TO: WOOTHEMES FOR SUPPORTING THE GROUP & KEEPING

    OUR MEETUPS FREE! THE BALLROOM FOR HOSTING OUR APRIL 2013 MEETUP! 3rd Party E-Commerce Services Not running your own WordPress installation? Not keen on dealing with the complexities of setting up an e-commerce platform? Here are some options: E-Junkie (www.e-junkie.com)  Very popular. No transaction fee, just a monthly subscription based on number of products and space used. Shopify (www.shopify.ca) + Fetch App (www.fetchapp.com)  Canadian! Subscription fee + 1-2% transaction fee.  Additional monthly fee for Fetch app (digital downloads). Ecwid (www.ecwid.com) (Free for up to 10 products!)  Entirely widget-based. You can embed your shop anywhere (on your site, blog, Facebook page, wherever.)  You can use the Single Product Widget on WordPress.com! Shoplocket (www.shoplocket.com)  Toronto-based startup. Extremely simple. Create a product, embed it on a page. 2.5% Transaction Fee + PayPal/Stripe Processing Fees
  7. SPECIAL THANKS TO: WOOTHEMES FOR SUPPORTING THE GROUP & KEEPING

    OUR MEETUPS FREE! THE BALLROOM FOR HOSTING OUR APRIL 2013 MEETUP! Distribution Once you’re selling on your own site, how else can you hook up with distribution? Kobo Writing Life  http://www.kobo.com/writinglife  Sell your books through Kobo’s international store. Smashwords  http://www.smashwords.com/  Authorized partner of Apple, also distributes to many other stores (Kobo, Barnes & Noble…) Lulu, PublishGreen, Blurb, BookTango…  Many different companies offering distribution services with various pricing models. Shout Out to eBOUND  Non-profit organization that helps authors move into digital distribution.
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