Selling Ebooks online has become a popular way to generate passive income for authors and publishers. By using the WordPress platform, authors can sell Ebook across the globe.WordPress offers various plugins that make it easy to sell digital products like ebooks.
In this complete guide, we will go through the step-by-step process of selling ebooks on WordPress.

Step 1:Install Woocommerce

To sell Ebooks on WordPress, install the Woocommerce plugin and set up the wizard. You can read the whole process in this blog post.
I assume you have read the above blog post for setting the woocommerce wizard. Now we will move to the following process. We will add Book in PDF format as a product.

Step:2:Add product

Fill in the required details such as product name, description, price, and Featured Image.

Make sure to upload a high-quality PDF file that is easy to read and has a professional design. You can also add product categories and tags to make it easier for customers to find your Ebook.

Step 3: Configure Downloadable Product Settings :

After adding your Ebook as a product, you need to configure the downloadable product settings. This involves setting the download limit, expiry, and access restriction options.

  • Navigate to the product page,
  • scroll down to the Product Data section
  • select the Downloadable checkbox.
  • You can then configure the downloadable product settings according to your preferences.

In the Download Limit field: you can specify how many times a customer can download the Ebook
Download Expiry field: you can specify how long the customer has to download the Ebook after purchase.
Access Restriction field: you can specify whether the customer needs to be logged in to download the Ebook, or whether the download link can be shared.

This Is How the Ebook product page will look like ⬇

Note: If you don’t know how to create an Ebook Cover design. You can use Canva Ebook Templates. Canva templates are easy to customize.

Following is the checkout process for purchasing Ebook online. By following the process, you can sell ebooks to your user and earn money.

Step 4: Promote Your Ebook:

After publishing the Ebook, you can now promote it. There are various ways to promote your ebooks., such as social media, email marketing, and paid advertising.
Make sure to highlight the benefits and unique features of your Ebook. Ensure to provide a clear call to action for customers to purchase it.
You can also use WooCommerce’s built-in marketing tools, such as coupons and discounts, to incentivize customers to buy your Ebook.


Selling Ebooks on WordPress using WooCommerce is a simple and effective way to monetize your content. Following the step-by-step process in this guide, you can set up your ebook store on WordPress and start selling your digital products online. Install and configure WooCommerce, add your ebooks as products, and configure the downloadable product settings.

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