Could use some help selling a download on the homepage!

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I have a book I published a while ago (made no sales yet LOL) that I'd like to sell for a download (the download won't be hosted by yola - it'll be in the form of a buy now link from lulu and they have the payment processing and download) I would like to know the best way to sell and promote this book on my homepage.

How to describe it, how to attract attention, how to get sales. I've lowed the download price to $0.49 - that's an extremely cheap price for a child to learn the alphabet, how to count, and how to read. Keeping in mind the average child probably learns to count between ages 1 and 3, learns the alphabet between the ages of 1 to 4, and learns to read between the ages of 3 and 7. Maybe I can describe it somehow using these.

I need to know though, specifically where to place the widget selling this. I'd like it featured on the homepage for a better outcome!

This book is also available for the outrageous price of $17.99 plus S&H as a professionally printed and bounded book (can you believe I only get $1.04 royalties for each book sold?)

That's why I can't wait until I get my bigger better book published, it'll be in black and white, my MUCH MUCH larger book will sell for $24.99 which is a better price because of the black and white whereas this one is in color.

So... how's the best way to sell my child's book?

here it is... http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback...

Maybe I can get some extra sales if I donate like 40% to cancer research and indicate that. The only problem, my royalties of $0.30 for this download will only get me $0.18 each book. I can also raise the download and book price to anything I want as long as lulu doesn't lose money (download price I think has a minimum of $0.00 (FREE) and printed version I think has a minimum of $15.80. Should I raise the price of my download?
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Hi Donald

I also have books published a wee bit different from yours, also on Lulu, what I did is I put a link on to my homepage for my storefront, if you go to my homepage and press published books this will take you directly to lulu storefront.. hope this is of use to you.. Also yes I would up the price of the download afterall its a pdf format of the book, people have downloaded mine, it is cheaper but its always best with the real thing, good luck.
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yea, I'll look at that thanks... I'm trying to figure the best way to sell it on my homepage to my website.

What books have you published?
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go check them out lol...