This Little Program Went to Market: Create, Deploy, Distribute, Sell, and Market Software and More on the Internet at Little or No Cost to You

This Little Program Went to Market: Create, Deploy, Distribute, Sell, and Market Software and More on the Internet at Little or No Cost to You

by Annette Godtland
     
 

Interested in selling your own products on the Internet? This book may be just what you need. Do you have a computer program that others might want to buy? This book explains how you can transform your personal program into a market-ready software package. Have you ever dreamed of owning a Web site, complete with a shopping cart and a safe method of receiving

Overview

Interested in selling your own products on the Internet? This book may be just what you need. Do you have a computer program that others might want to buy? This book explains how you can transform your personal program into a market-ready software package. Have you ever dreamed of owning a Web site, complete with a shopping cart and a safe method of receiving payments? This book can help you set those up for yourself.

The freeware and open source tools and services demonstrated in this book make it easy for one person to handle the entire creation-to-sales process in a professional manner:
• create a Web site that meets XHTML and CSS compliance standards
• optimize your Web site for search engines and control their access
• create download links, buy now buttons, and a shopping cart
• accept credit card payments through PayPal
• monitor visitor activity
• increase downloads and sales per visitor using various marketing strategies. To make a computer program market-ready:
• define an easily repeatable, one-step build process with automatic backup
• provide integrated, searchable help documentation
• draw your own icons or create them from a photo
• create a trial version of your program and market it as shareware
• learn strategies to help protect your program from piracy
• create an install wizard that requires acceptance of your license agreement, creates file associations, avoids Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 access control errors, and verifies minimum system requirements. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each of these activities and many more. Detailed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript listings are provided to help you with the Web page programming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615345833
Publisher:
Godtland Software Corporation
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Annette Godtland is a computer programmer who worked at IBM for 20 years then Kingland Systems Corporation for 5 years. She now considers herself to be a hobby programmer. She particularly enjoys programming computer games and working with all forms of computer graphics. She has written a couple interactive puzzle games that are easy to add to a Web site, and has ideas for many more programs she plans to write. Annette compiled a detailed tutorial of all the tips, tools, and techniques she has learned for getting a program to market, and for selling almost anything on the Internet, in her first book, This Little Program Went to Market. She currently sells her own software at www.godtlandsoftware.com.

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