Selling Ebooks and Downloadables

What if your audience can buy your ebooks in a fun and frictionless way? Here’s how to do that. The below steps also apply to any other digital download that you’d like to offer, not just ebooks.

How to sell an ebook?

  1. Log in to your Buy Me a Coffee account, and head over to the Extras page.

  2. Use the pre-filled ‘Ebooks’ template or choose ‘Start from Scratch’.

  3. Set a price for the ebook, and add a short description if you like. We highly recommend uploading a photo.

  4. Use the ‘Confirmation message’ area to deliver the book. The most common way is to share a Dropbox or WeTransfer link of the file.

  5. Use ‘Questions’ field if you have anything to ask your buyers, but you’d most likely want to leave this blank.

  6. Click ‘Add this extra’ and you’re all set! Here’s a bonus idea: after the purchase, use the messaging feature to email them for feedback.

  7. Share your BMC page with your audience. They can now buy your ebook in a few clicks 🎉

Frequently asked questions

What payment methods do you support?

We accept PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and all major credit cards.

How do I prevent my buyers from sharing the download link?

Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to stop piracy. The same risk applies to a book purchased from Kindle. The good news is that it is a highly unlikely event. Your followers would be more than willing to spare a few bucks to purchase it from you. The benefits of connecting with you, and being mentioned on your page are added benefits.

How do I get in touch with my buyers?

You can message your buyers within BMC. They will be notified via email. You can also view and export their emails if you’d like to use an email marketing software.

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