FlipHTML5 provides a solution for you (Premium user) to sell your self-published digital publications on the website. Your online publication sold on FlipHTML5 is protected from unauthorized access. Only people who have paid for the publication can read the whole publication. FlipHTML5 system will collect your buyer’s details which will be his/her unique certificate for access to your publication.
The amount of your earnings will be paid directly to your PayPal account. PayPal, but not FlipHTML5 will charge you a certain amount of transaction fee. You can set different price for each of your publication while you can set ONLY one currency for all publications within your FlipHTML5 account. It’s possible for you to change the price, PayPal account and currency anytime if necessary.
The selling feature offers you a smart option to set page range for preview, which can prevent unauthorized readers from reading the rest pages until they pay for it. And the preview of a few pages can raise your prospects’ interest in buying the publication.
1Enable For Sale
After you login and publish a book to FlipHTML5 cloud platform, in the “MY FLIPS” interface, you can then sell the publication by clicking the “Selling Options” icon.
In the pop-up “Selling Options” window, click to select the “For Sale” option.
2Complete PayPal Settings
And before you can set price for the book, you will be required to complete your PayPal Settings. Click “PayPal Settings” in blue to jump to PayPal Settings interface (under E-Commerce section). Then you can select a currency (one currency ONLY for one account at a time) and input your PayPal account (to which all sales amount will be paid).
Note: The PayPal account you use must be Premier or Business account with IPN service. For more info, please refer to .
And after above settings are done, click “Save” to save the settings. And you will see below, click “Yes” to apply this change.
3Set Selling Options
Then you need to go back to “MY FLIPS” and select the book you want to sell. Click the “Selling Options” icon again, and in the pop-up window, select “For Sale”. Then you can set Price, Preview Pages and Download option that allows buyers to download the source PDF file, as below shows:
Note: The “Allow Download” option here is synchronized with that of BOOK INFO under General Settings (as below screenshot shows). And this Download option is only available for publications that are published via FlipHTML5 Online System (Quick Upload).
And by clicking the “Save” button, you agree to our Terms of Selling:
After you set the selling options, you will see the book is priced and people who are logged in can buy your publication then.
And then you can log out to preview the publication that is on sale, but you can view pages that you set as previewable pages before. You will see a price label on the publication. And that is how your publication looks like to others.
The E-Commerce section includes 3 parts: My Store, Transactions and PayPal Settings.
This part lists all the publications you are selling on FlipHTML5 website. You can see the book thumbnails, book name, price, preview page and download option of each publication that is on sale. Besides, you can click “Edit” in the Operation column to reset selling options.
This part lists the transaction bills of each order. You can check the book info, purchaser, price and status (Enabled or Disabled). And once you disable a bill (of an order), the corresponding purchaser will not able to view your publication.
You can change the currency and your PayPal account. But orders made before your changing the PayPal settings will proceed with previous settings.
To help you increase sales for your online publications, FlipHTML5 offers you a Marketing feature that enables you to promote the publications via crafted E-mail marketing.
Click “Send Flipbooks to Your Friends” and in the pop-up window, click “Add Book” to select a book that you want to share with others. And then click “OK”.
Next, you can input Email addresses directly or select from your existing contact list by click the “Import Contacts” icon on the right. And you can customize subject and message. At last, click “send email” to send email.
And after the Email is sent successfully, you will see below:
You can manage your contacts in this part: add new contacts or delete existing contacts. And you can directly select from these contacts while sending emails for marketing your publications.
You can check the Email history for your marketing and the email details including the book, recipient(s), send time, status, etc.
To buy a publication on FlipHTML5 website, you are required to log in with your registered account (free or premium account is OK). If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up for one first.
You may get the link of the publication from the seller, and you can open the book via the URL directly. Besides, you can find and open a publication on the Explore page, as below shows.
After you open the publication that is priced for sale, you will see a button with currency and price, e.g., “Full VERSION USD 1.00”. And you can only view pages that the seller set for previewing.
Click the buy button and you will see below window:
You can check order information and then you can check out the order by click “Purchase with PayPal”. And then you will be directed to the PayPal payment page where you can check your order info. After you fill in the form, click “Pay” at the bottom to complete your purchase.
After you complete the payment, you can go back to the publication to check the order status. And you will see below.
Once the payment is processed successfully, you will receive a confirmed E-mail.
And then you can read the whole publication without limitation. And you will not see the Price button on the publication any more.
In the Admin panel, you can go to the Library section to check My Purchases, My Favorites and Order List.
“My Purchases” lists all of the publications you have bought. You can add the publication to “My Favorites”, download source PDF file of the publication or share the publication.
If you like any of the publications on FlipHTML5 cloud platform, you can add it to “My Favorites” and you can buy these publications later without exploring with pain in a huge number of creations.
Under the “Order List” tab, you can see details of each order, including book info, price, status (Processing, Succeeded and Failed) and operation.
(1) Once the order is processed successfully, you can download the source PDF file if the seller enabled this option.
(2) If the order is being processed or failed, you can click “Buy Now” to complete the order.
(3) If you are not able to view the book, you can click the “Email” button to contact the seller to check if he/she has disabled or deleted the publication by mistake.
(4) You can delete Processing or Failed orders from the order list, but you can’t delete orders that have been processed successfully.