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PayHip ~ A viable alternative for self-publishers?

With ARe and several M/M publishers folding, authors are seeking alternative sites to host their work.

Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Lulu, PayHip, and Google Play are currently still available to self-publishers.

PayHip

ADVANTAGES

PayHip has its advantages for self-publishers. It’s a site where you can sell your digital downloads and receive payment immediately.

Yes, you receive the full price of each book you sell. PayHip charges you a small amount (20/25p) for each sale. All this happens within moments of the ebook being purchased.

PayHip offers a place to host all your files. It handles payments through Paypal and Stripe and securely delivers the files automatically to your customers.

I use the documents produced via Smashwords and upload them to PayHip so various formats are available to the purchaser.

There are no restrictions on content. So, if you write taboo stories there is no issue here.

 

DISADVANTAGES

Buyers can only pay via PayPal and Stripe accounts and the seller receives payment only into their PayPal account.

PayHip is available for digit downloads, so paperbacks can not be sold here.

Buyers need a direct link to your books/profile. They can not search or browse for an author (as far as I can make out).

 

If you already have a PayHip account, please comment to tell me of any other advantages/disadvantages you’ve discovered and I will update this post.

 

SIGN UP FOR PAYHIP HERE

 

CHECK OUT MY PAYHIP PAGE HERE

 

***AUTHORS***

I’m CURRENTLY in the process of constructing a directory of links for those of us whose books are available via PayHip.
I will produce a single document of M/M authors and their PayHip links. I will share this on various social media.

PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE TO ADD YOUR PAYHIP LINK AND I WILL ADD YOUR LINK TO THE DIRECTORY.

 

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About Gay Book Promotions

About the Author Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing! Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.

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  1. Thanks Lily, I have placed up my m/m books under pen name A.L. Simpson

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