Though it's a few days after the fact, I'm excited to announce the launch of my online bookstore!
This is something I've always wanted to do--take control of my business and my destiny. I also wanted to give you guys the chance to buy from me directly, a small author, rather than a big business. Through this site, I can keep 90-95% of each transaction instead of 15-70%. It's a huge difference in terms of margin, especially when it comes to audiobooks.
As a small author, every penny counts, and I can't tell you how excited I am every time a sale comes in. It's not just money--it's knowing that you went out of your way to do something to support me directly, which is so much more special than a sale on Amazon.
I'm floored by all the support I received, but at the same time, I understand that this is something different and unfamiliar to a lot of folks. I was hoping to use this post to show you how simple it is to buy e-books and audiobooks directly from me, and that you can trust me to deliver your book immediately.
If there are any doubts, I encourage you to go to the navigation bar, and under books, check out the "free books" option. You can test out the e-book/audiobook delivery for yourself just to see just how seamless and easy it is.
You can either read/listen to your book in the BookFunnel app, or you have the option to load your e-book onto your preferred device, no matter what it is. BookFunnel gives you easy, detailed instructions on how to do that. If you have any trouble, just reach out to the good folks at BookFunnel and they'll walk you through it by phone or email. Their contact info will be in the email you receive after purchase. Of course, you can contact me as well if that's what you prefer.
As for audiobooks, you have the option to listen to it in the app (easiest), or you can even download the mp3 for your own personal use.
It's one of those things once you've done it once, you never have to think about it again. Plus, you get to keep all your books in BookFunnel and you never lose a access to them. This goes for both e-books and audiobooks.
I'm excited for the future of the site. I know it'll be slow going at first, but I'm committed to making this the best place to buy my books. I'm always going to be thinking of ways I can add value and usefulness, and of course, you can always drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have feedback or suggestions.
Here's to the beginning of a new phase! I'm glad you could join me.