(Psst, you are getting a sneak preview of totally new service available to astrology writers who produce e-books)
E-books showcases your astrology writing talents. Much, much cheaper to produce than a print edition, it has the advantage of being available as a direct download from your site. But if you want to expand your sales, then the options can be pricey, or too much of a headache. At least that is what other astrology bloggers have told me.
Thinking of all the negative things I’ve heard about selling e-books in places other than your own site, I designed Astrology Book Club and I’m very excited about it. Judging from the response in one of my Facebook groups, other people think it is pretty cool too.
Set up as a multisite, upon a easy registration process, you instantly have your own site to launch your sales. It is set up in WordPress, and each site is entirely customizable. The plug-in bookshelf is installed for upload, pricing and download of your e-books. I find I have to do a little backend work to set up Bookshelf for you, but once that’s done, you can upload books and start selling. All you need to do is upload the book, write a little blurb, post a pretty picture and you are done! The best part is, all the money from your sales go directly into your PayPal account. There is no waiting for some end of the month accounting, its all right there for you at point of sale. Once the PayPal payment clears, which according to my tests is immediately, the customer receives an email with a link to download the link. As a security precaution the link remains active for only two days.
Your posts are sent directly to the front page aggregator, so the latest ebook posted shows up first. I’ll set up a link on the front page to your page as well under the heading “authors”.
There is a stats package for you to check to see how many people have visited your site. Very cool.
And very part of all, your first three months of all this coolness is totally free! You get to take a good spin around the service to see if it worth a $2.95 monthly subscription free. Yes, after the introductory period, for less than one day’s latte, you get to sell your ebooks together with some of the most awesome astrology writers on the planet. That is the vision.
Come together and let’s make this happen! Visit Astrology Book Club and let me know what you think.
Beth Turnage authors Astrology Explored as well as being publisher of Astrology Media Press. Beth is available for private consultations. You can contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.