Booking, publishing, and would like some help…

Doing some publishing work. Trying to get the 2 books in a collaborative series I’ve worked on over the past (almost) decade ALL OVER THE WEB. The first one has been out for a while, but I’m giving it some love to other platforms in preparation of the release of the second.

I’m trying out some new platforms (Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and more). I also want to have a non-retailer giant friendly version. Something that’s more direct. It’s also something that I want to be able to use with my personal giveaway stories that I do regularly (I’ve crudely been using Dropbox).

I’m finding Gumroad might be the sweet spot. Any Gumroad users on this site? Anyway…

I’m setting it up two ways for my personal usage: one link in the Gumroad store for purchasing, another “discount” link I can use that offers the same book for free.

Here's how that looks:

  • $0.99 version of my short story The Experiment:
  • FREE version of my short story The Experiment:

You do not need a Gumroad account to purchase/download. After you purchase, the email address you provided will receive a receipt with a download link. Save that email for yourself. And because I’m nice, there’s no DRM on the ebook. That way you don’t have to worry about “too many” copies locking your file, or it only working in certain apps, or whatever.

Feel free to click the links and use it. Let me know what you think. Is it nice? Is this a process you wouldn’t mind going through if you were purchasing an ebook? And no, you don’t have to give me $0.99, you can use the freebie one. This is a test.


  1. I've not used gumroad but I've heard about it! I will try out your links later, when I have my ereader next to me (if I don't download it ASAP, I normally forget to download it)

  2. Well! Don't forget!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ I hear ya. I have to make reminders on my phone for almost everything these days.

  3. I just tried it! I like that you can read it within gumroad itself - and it's a very cool short story too(:

  4. You can read it in Gumroad? Hm. Is that because you used the PDF? Curious.

  5. There was a read now (that may not have been the exact phrase - I can check when I’m back at the computer) button in the PDF section. Pretty handy for short stories, I think!

  6. I don't remember seeing that when I tested it. But I wasn't looking real close at the PDF. I'll have to go look at it again. Thanks!


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