Selling Ebooks Direct: How To Set Up A Simple E-Bookstore by David Gaughran
Selling e-books direct to your readers has just got a little easier, thanks to a new company called Gumroad.
But before we get to that, should you open your own e-bookstore?
Advantages of Selling Direct
The first obvious advantage is higher royalty rates. You can earn a lot more than 70% if you sell direct. I’m making $3.49 on my $3.99 titles (as opposed to $2.70 from Amazon) and I’m getting nearly double the royalties on 99c titles.
On top of that, I can now directly serve readers who face higher charges internationally (such as readers in Amazon’s surcharge zone) and those readers who can’t buy from the major retailers (e.g. Barnes & Noble only serve the US, and Amazon…
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