Hello. We are looking for an online bookstore system similar to [url removed, login to view]
It's a fairly large project, but we are putting together a budget to see if it's feasible for us. We would need a system that tracks author royalties, allows authors to upload their own book files and covers, and offers the product in multiple downloadable formats (epub, mobi, pdf) and we would need the capability to link to a print provider to fulfil print book orders via third party such as CreateSpace, Amazon, or some other provider.
If you are interested, please take a look at their website and let me know a cost and time estimate. We already have a logo/branding, etc... We just need the book store.
Basically, we would like to have the same functionality as the site above. We would like to launch this summer, probably in August or September. Our current front end blog/general website operates on Adobe Catalyst, but we could link to an external site for the book store.
We have looked at several plug-and-play options and can make that work, but it would not be our ideal solution. We are looking to grow into a large scale store, similar to [url removed, login to view] and would prefer to be poised for growth from the start. We would like to have discount codes, email marketing, and other typical sales/marketing functionality in addition to the standard shopping cart structure. I don't know for sure what would be required as far as software and coding skills.