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 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.
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.
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.