Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ebooks vs Downloads

Quick announcement- we recently released Volume 3 as an e-book, on a bunch of different platforms.

However, e-books aren't downloadable- after purchasing, you can only read them when you're online.  I've had a lot of requests for V3 *downloads* to be available for sale.

In years past we sold V1 and V2 downloads from our site, but I had to stop.   Selling the downloads personally meant I had a myriad of technical customer service issues to solve, and it escalated to the point where I didn't have enough time to focus on making books.

However, the recent requests prompted me to seek a download-selling solution that would bypass this problem- it looks like Lulu sells pdf downloads from their site, so I'm planning to make all three volumes available there.

Between current busy-ness and an upcoming move, the pdf sales probably won't be set up this spring- probably more like this summer.  But I wanted to announce the intent early, to keep you guys informed.



inyuji said...
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inyuji said...

have you heard of sites such as gumroad? They practically let you sell anything that's a pdf, even music. Never tried, but looking into it for the future

Phil Goetz said...

All the ebooks I've bought are downloadable, including from Amazon, although those ones still have DRM on them.

Who sells non-downloadable ebooks?