Piano Downloads allows you to easily upload individual files and present them for sale using the Piano API or a simple, Piano-hosted, sale page. Uploaded files are stored on a high-availability storage server (file size limit of 250 megabytes, please) and access is controlled by the easy-to-use Piano system you’re already familiar with.
Want to see it in action before you start? Click here to see a demo page we’ve set up. The price says $1.50, but you’ll be able to download it for free since we’re using Sandbox mode.
Starting from your Publisher Dashboard, navigate to the “Manage” tab, and then the “downloads” sub-tab. Or, click on “Start” next to the Piano Downloads box further down in your Publisher Dashboard.
Enter some basic information for the file you wish to sell: title, a brief description, the date of publication, and a resource ID, which is a unique code you specify that you can use to manage and track your file in our system. Finally, set a price (a note on foreign currencies), attach the file, and select “Publish!”
Once your file upload is complete, the system will redirect you to a “Downloads for sale” page that showcases all of the files you have uploaded thus far.
To view more information about your download, or to make changes to the title, description, price or to upload a cover image for the file, click on the pencil icon beneath a file.
Now that your file has been successfully uploaded, you’re ready to start selling! There are two ways to sell your file:
Option 1: Piano will automatically generate a sales page you can use to sell your file. The link for this page can be found in the file settings page.
Users can make a purchase directly from this page, or if they have already purchased the file before, they can login using their Piano account to gain access to the file.
Option 2: For more advanced publishers, the Piano API allows for further customization of the Downloads experience. For more information, please visit the Downloads section of our Developer Guide.
To get started now, visit your dashboard!