Paypal issue

hi gurus,

I have 3 questions here:

1: See this piece of code generated from Paypal site,
<form target=“paypal” action=“https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=“post”>

<input type=“image” src=“https://www.paypal.com/en_AU/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif” border=“0” name=“submit” alt=“PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.”>
<img alt=“” border=“0” src=“https://www.paypal.com/en_AU/i/scr/pixel.gif” width=“1” height=“1”>
</form>

I just replaced the last 2 elements: input & img with this one:

<input class=“submit” type=“submit” value=“Second hand, USD$9.90” />

Is it OK & safe?

2: Can paypal split one payment into different accounts?

3: I am thinking to sell some books online, I will run the site by myself only! How do share the profit with the authors? Any tips?

Thanks alot.
Charlie

Thanks a lot. I will begin to do further reseach & then talk to the authors. Thanks again.

You’d probably best write up an agreement with the—a contract—so that all aspects are covered, like share of profits, who pays for what (advertising) etc. Probably best done with a lawyer.

Any tips? Thanks alot.

Thanks for reply, Ralph. The books will be directly from the authors (politics, history & religion ), I will convert them to PDF version. I have basically set up my site in my disk but no doamin yet and have not talked to the authors yet ( I know them well and are friends. ).
Thanks alot.
Charlie

It’s completely up to you. Usually in print publishing, I gather that the author is lucky to get 10%, but with digital publishing, I think it should be more like 50/50, since you don’t have print and distribution costs. There may be advertising costs, though, which you could share… You will have to discuss the costs/time etc. that you both put in, and come to a reasonable agreement. Just my uneducated 2c worth. :slight_smile:

Thanks ralph.

What about the ratio? between me & the author, should the ratio be 50%:50%? 10%:90%? or anything else.

I do need some guidance before I begin to talk to them.
Thanks a lot.

Yes.

Can paypal split one payment into different accounts?

Don’t think so, but not certain.

I am thinking to sell some books online, I will run the site by myself only! How do share the profit with the authors? Any tips?

Maybe some more info needed. Where are you getting the books from? Could you explain the situation in more detail?