Ever since I wrote my series on indie publishing I’ve gotten a lot of requests to explain how to sell e-books directly from one’s own blog or web site. So I wrote a tutorial that your readers might find useful. It is on my blog:
Selling books for e-readers through Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, etc. is easier than ever but, with a little bit of work, you can also sell your eBooks directly from your own web site or blog. You can set your own price and the only cost to you will be what Paypal deducts for their services. I have sold hundreds of books and knitting patterns in PDF format this way. Below I’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take to do this. All the images below can be enlarged by clicking on them. What you will need are:
Your manuscript in e-book format – PDF, HTML, TXT, DOC, EPUB or any other.
An online storage site. If you have your own web hosting site that will work. If not you will need an online storage service like Dropbox, LiveDrive, etc. If you do a search for “online file storage” you can find one that will work for you.
A Paypal account that is upgraded to a Merchant Account. If you already have Paypal you can use that by just upgrading the account. It’s free.
A web site or blog where you plan to sell your books.
Continued on Parlez-Moi Blog: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-selling-ebooks-directly-from.html