I spent most of the day today working to implement one of my oldest goals: direct sales of e-books and paper books from my website. I tried to do that in the past, with limited success, but the tools weren’t quite there yet, and it took more effort than it was worth. Now, however, not only are the tools up to the task, purchasing directly from creators has become more common and accepted.
Building the site requires doing a lot of stuff I haven’t done before, so that has slowed the progress. Furthermore, despite the advances, there is a lot of stuff that doesn’t work well.
Nonetheless, I expect to have direct sales rolled out this week. Finally!