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A few questions about distribution

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1)If I had a master CD, how easy+expensive is it to get copies burnt on proper CDs instead of me faffing with my CD-writer? 2)I''d like to put a key-gen app on the server, how do you make your site run a .exe file or whatever, and how would you make it run automatically once credit card details are verified? 3)How do you make a link to a file check the user is logged on as a known user before letting them download the file (so you acn''t just type the address of the file into the browser and skip this)? Thanks for any help, do you know any sites/books that talk about web-design with selling/downloading in mind?
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That''s very cheap - I was expecting £1000s unless you made like 10K copies. I would only be wanting 10s/100s of copies though until I knew how popular it was - how much does the price increase?



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Most companies set a minimum of 1000 copies, at about $1.70 per copy. There are however, some companies that will do 500x orders at about the same price. Anything less, you will be paying a couple bucks per CD.

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To answer your other questions:

Work with an e-commerce solutions provider. They will supply all of the technology you need to do what you have requested. I have never worked with any of the companies mentioned in the Forum''s FAQ, but you can check them out. Feel free to e-mail me if you need more help.

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I cannot talk about Computer CDs, but my friend''s band made 500 Cds, w/lyirics for only $2.50 a cd.

That was locally. If its 10s, I''d just buy a nice CD Stamper and print your own CDs... It would be cheaper than a company...Plus the first release will always be buggy, so printing just what you need will save you money anyways, instead of 400 CDs that are totally worthless....

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I''m sure that the cost of CD manufactoring is that cheap, but thats the manufactoring cost...think they would actually sell them to you that cheap? That would make no profit.
And dont expect to produce CDs by yourself heh.

The point is, the higher bulk quantity you buy, the less it costs...its that simple.
Music companies probably buy massive amounts.

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When you are pressing CDs, the first CD is insanely expensive. It requires reading your source disk and physically etching the data into a reverse press master. Then from the reverse press master, they have to cast an actual press master disk. Once they have the press master, it costs mere pennys to make each CD, but the process of making that press master is somewhat expensive. To make the cost reasonable, you need to amortized the cost of the original press master over thousands of CDs.

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