Collectible artwork ebooks as a way to sell linked products

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Where can I submit my small but perfectly formed free-download ebook store?

I've been a storekeeper and affiliate with Zazzle for over 5 years. I do not so badly with around $200 income per month from selling my own and referring other's designs.
I make promo tools for fellow Zazzlers and have recently added ebooks as a marketing channel.
The proposition with the ebooks is that they are free to download and contain gorgeous art from indie artists and the main film, tv and comic-book franchises. All images are licensed to publish in this way, cleared with Zazzle's legal team. Each link in the ebook is an affiliate one, so the more downloads I get, the greater the odds of making referral sales.

AmazonKDP, ManyBooks and others will only inlcude such ebooks where the publisher owns the copyright on the entire content (I know, I tried, I got my wrist slapped) so that's a non-starter.

So does anyone know where I can submit my store to increase exposure?
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    You can start with a webstore using Woocommerce or Easy Digital Downloads as your payment and download processor. Then you'll have to promote your store using free and/or paid methods to drive traffic and potential buyers.
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    • Profile picture of the author HightonRidley
      Originally Posted by SiteNameSales View Post

      You can start with a webstore using Woocommerce or Easy Digital Downloads as your payment and download processor. Then you'll have to promote your store using free and/or paid methods to drive traffic and potential buyers.
      Thanks for your suggestion. The links are all affiliate links, so the purchase side is already taken care of.
      It's suggestions for where I can submit my ebook store's page that I'm after.


      I want to consider free options before going down a paid route. There must be tons of places 'out there' but I can't seem to find them.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    Sorry I misunderstood. But why do you believe there are tons of places out there, or at least places that get enough traffic to make it worthwhile? You can set up a page on Facebook, you can attract some traffic by posting your pictures on Pinterest, you can set up a Twitter feed with a attractive graphics and have your affiliate links, etc.

    I'm sure there are other fee opportunities. But, beyond that, why would any other webmaster want to host your affiliate pages on their site?

    At least with your own website with your own pages with an affiliate link, you'd have base a to operate from. $10 per year for a domain name, $.2.50 a month for a hosting plan. Maybe another $5 or $10 to create the site from a Fiverr if you have no tech experience.

    That's not a heck of a lot of investment. And I 'm not trying to discourage you. Just trying to be realistic.
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    • Profile picture of the author HightonRidley
      No worries, I'm happy to get someone else's take on it.

      The reason I believe others would want to link to my page is because of the perceived value of the ebooks to their visitors.
      The proposition is that these are collectibles, featuring as they do the official artwork of much-loved characters. Some are aimed at moms with kids who have favorite tv/film cartoon characters and some at comic-con types who enjoy comic-book art.
      The fact they can actually buy from the official stores by following a link is another aspect to the collectibles proposition.
      I reckon there must be lots of small, independent mom-sites and comic fan sites who would see value in sharing about them with their visitors.

      I might not have got this right
      I've got a dedicated page or two on an existing site of mine for this and see little added value of having a separate domain entirely. When I'm done testing the water...
      Thanks for your questions and insights, very kind of you to take the time.
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