Brilliant idea, Rog. I have put links to the PayPal page on my blog.
Truth is, David, people have been telling me to do this for ages, but once the 'creative' bit of finding stories, writing and drawing was done, and - when I was printing at home - the onerous chore of actually printing... Once that was done, my attention switched almost straight away to getting the next one out.
Finally I've seen sense and realised that I've been doing no-one any favours with that head-in-the-clouds attitude.
Getting to grips with PayPal is tedious rather than difficult. I've just modified the page with details on TTMC 4 and another PayPal link. I still need to add a few text details and a reduced rate for the two magazines link. After that the real promotion can start, contacting reviewers, etc.
I've just been fiddling with the PayPal page again. We decided £3.50 (including post) was reasonable for the two magazines together as a special offer. We never hoped to make money with these mags; these prices are aimed at just covering some of the cost and gauging what interest is out there.
Who knows? Perhaps we'll be pleasantly surprised.
The pay page now has options for buying either magazine or both together.
It occurs to me that copying that entire page and pasting it into Blogger or Multiply would be dead easy. But I think MySpace would be a waste of time - the links would be sabotaged.
A different page needs to be made for the various forums, so I'll be onto that next. I wish I could test the PayPal links, but apparently I'd need a business account to test it through PayPal's 'Sandbox'.
Edit: I've posted a link to Facebook, as that Yola site gives you the option to announce updates that way when you publish new pages to the web.
Not as straight forward as I expected, as I had to remove the code for the table that I'd used at the Yola site. I then tried doing the same thing at the Multiply blog... but that one doesn't like the PayPal code at all, so I'll have to use a new approach there and just put links to the paypage... ho hum.