Complete tutorial for selling your work on Soltype
Are you trying to figure out how to correctly sell your written work in our dApp? Please take a moment to read through this in-depth tutorial on how to create and list Soltypes and, in the end, learn how to claim your SOL profits!
Let’s get straight to it! The first step is wallet creation. Soltype will be compatible with many Solana Web3 wallets, but for the moment we will only have Phantom compatibility. If you already have a Phantom wallet, you can skip to step 2 where we will go over how to fund your wallet with SOL.
Step 1 — Phantom Wallet Creation
Whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Brave browser, Phantom has a safe and easy-to-use Web3 crypto wallet that you can easily add to your browser as an extension. To add this lightweight extension to your browser head over here and choose the extension button of your preferred browser.
Next, click on the Add/Install button for the extension to be added, following the necessary instructions that may be provided by Phantom. Once the extension is downloaded, open it, and this screen will show up:
As you do not have a wallet of your own, you will click “Create new wallet” and follow all instructions provided by Phantom; these include:
Creating a password.
Writing down a 12-word secret phrase somewhere safe.
ALWAYS remember that this phrase is for your eyes only; any third parties who have access to this phrase will have full access to your wallet's funds.
If you need help creating a Phantom account, or troubleshooting the download process, check out their handy FAQs here. Please note that we can’t assist with issues at the Phantom account creation stage, if you need help here, please contact Phantom support.
ProTip — Never share or digitally store the seed phrase you’re given when creating your Phantom account. If you lose this seed phrase, or it’s stolen, any funds in your wallet could be irrevocably lost. We will never ask you for your seed phrase. Neither Soltype nor any other entity can assist you if your seed phrase is lost or stolen, it is your sovereign responsibility to ensure its safety.
That’s it! You now have a Wallet to support all SPL tokens and NFTs in the Solana ecosystem!
Step 2 — Funding your wallet.
All transactions in Soltype are paid out in SOL, which is why you should fund your Phantom wallet with SOL tokens.
Buy SOL tokens on an Centralized Exchange (CEX) of your liking and send these tokens through the Solana Network - check how to do that in these Binance or Coinbase tutorials.
1) Log in to your Phantom wallet.
2) Click on “Deposit”.
3) Next, search for SOL:
4) Copy the SOL address that shows up, like the following:
5) Use this address to send your SOL tokens from your exchange to your Phantom wallet.
Step 3 — Connect Phantom to Soltype
Visit our landing page, and click the "Start writing" button!
Please take a moment to double-check the URL is: https://app.soltype.io and that the page has a valid SSL certificate (lock symbol to the left of the URL).
Now you’re ready to connect your Phantom wallet to Soltype.
A button can be easily found at the top right corner, next to "Write something!", to connect your wallet.
After clicking this button, a menu of wallets will show up for you to choose from. In this case, click on Phantom.
Whether a Phantom window automatically opens in the top right corner when you arrive in Soltype, or you have picked the Phantom option manually, log in to your wallet and then click “Approve” as shown below:
Step 4 — Set your Soltype profile! (Optional)
Make sure you have connected your Phantom wallet to Soltype, explained in step 3.
Now click on your icon at the top right corner and then on Profile.
After, click on the edit pencil and set your picture, name, email, and bio.
Now you have your profile set and ready to create your first literary NFT!
Step 5 — Create your literary NFT!
Make sure you have connected your Phantom wallet to Soltype, explained in step 3, and that you have linked the address with your funds in SOL.
Now you are ready to mint your first literary NFT! Click on "Start writing" at the top right corner. There you should see a UI as follows:
Enter the cover art of your work. Feel free to use any of the cool cover images we provide in our default gallery!
Enter the title of your work. This title should not exceed the 32 characters.
Enter the description of your creation.
Enter the royalties of your NFT. This refers to the profit percentage that you will make from every secondary sale from your literary NFTs.
If you would like to upload your text as a digital file, click on "Add file" and upload your work in EPUB format. If you choose this option, your literary NFT will have the this reading view (recommended for longer texts ++ 7 pages).
If you would like to use our typewriter to write your text, just start writing right below the "Add file" button. If you choose this option, your literary NFT will have an infinite scroll reading view like this (recommended for shorter texts < 7 pages).
8. Click continue, choose the best fitting category for your text, and click on Publish!
Approve the transaction via the Phantom pop-up twice.
Wait for the transaction to complete.
Once you see the success message displayed it means that the transaction has been completed and your literary NFT is now available in your Phantom wallet and ready to be sold!
Congratulations, you have just minted a literary NFT with Soltype!
Step 6 — List your literary NFT for sale!
Make sure you have created the literary NFT you want to sell, as explained in step 5.
To make sure that's the case, you can click on your profile at the top right corner, and see the literary NFT in question listed in your created tab.
Now you are ready to sell your literary NFT! Click on "Sell" at the top right corner. There you should see an UI as follows:
Click on the literary NFT you want to auction
Select your desired starting price and duration of the auction, followed by "Auction"
Approve the transaction via the Phantom pop-up twice, and wait for the transaction to complete.
Once you see the success message displayed it means that the transaction has been completed and your literary NFT is now available for anyone to come in and make an offer!
Congratulations, you have just put for sale a literary NFT with Soltype!