PayHip, sell ebooks without intermediaries
It seems that technology is to resolve some issues and make our lives easier. This applies to everyone, including the authors. A new platform allows us to publish our own ebooks or ebooks without using intermediaries. We may use PayHip to raise our ebook and sell it, without having to be associated with a publishing house or having to go through the filters from Amazon.
When internet allows us to get much closer to the culture of DIY (do it yourself), the books can not be apart. To edit a publication is an interesting initial investment required which usually can only be done when we partner with a publisher. Some authors manage to raise money independently, but these are exceptional cases and not the norm. Internet helps us to reach more readers, so PayHip is another tool that interesting.
Let’s review the features of PayHip to see how it works and, if we are interested, register for a free account. This is very easy, and only takes a few minutes. Basically, PayHip is a e-commerce platform that allows selling ebooks directly to consumers, using a link, and PayPal. The author only has to upload the document to start selling through the major social networks, without worrying about anything else: the service is responsible for the storage, processing payments, and PayPal-using digital product delivery to buyers.
One of the “wonders” of PayHip is that it is completely free. We are accustomed to sales platforms with a small commission for his work as intermediaries, but in this case, all transactions are free, and the author will receive 100 percent of what users have paid for the book. In the future, may be introduced some features Premium, but still the basic questions of the service would not cost anything.
Another of the benefits of the service is that it has no limitations on the format in which ebooks must be: we can go up to a compressed file with different versions, it does not matter. PayHip store it anyway. Finally, one of the things that has interested us is the ability to do a preview of the book before buying it, in the same way that Amazon.
For what we are seeing, PayHip is very simple platform that does not require much knowledge-for writers of the old school. To upload a book, just have to complete the file fields, name, price, book cover, and a description. Super simple:
PayHip not only useful for books can also be used to sell digital publications such as magazines and fanzines. All this, to be paid with PayPal, without storing credit card data, and enabling security for authors remain assured that nobody will download your book without paying before. It is an interesting alternative for applicants who do not yet have many resources to make an edit, or perhaps as a way to raise funds to make a physical release.Tags: ebooks, PayHip