New Book: Selling Books with Bitcoin
On this blog I have mentioned Bitcoin several times before. The idea of accepting Bitcoin for my books has been of interest to me pretty much since I first learned about Bitcoin. I was (unfortunately) hesitant to buy Bitcoin... back when I could've bought 1 BTC for ten bucks... and thought that selling something would be a good way to get some Bitcoin. Then I could experiment with those funds to learn more about Bitcoin itself. Turns out that was not the right decision to make at the time. To date, I've sold all of one copy of one 99-cent book for Bitcoin, so it's basically gone nowhere. So far.
I'm either tenacious or an incurable dreamer, but I believe that it's at least possible to sell a meaningful number of books to buyers paying with Bitcoin. So, I wrote a book about it. It's not a long book, and it's not really done yet, but you can read what I have so far right here: Selling Books with Bitcoin. Read on for more details about this new book project.
I really started this book as an experiment. I saw it as a way to improve my familiarity with writing a book on Penflip before tackling a full-on novel for NaNoWriMo, which is only a few weeks away. However, despite the "experimental" nature of it, I also intended for it to be a real resource for anyone interested in this topic. I haven't decided yet whether I will do anything more with Selling Books with Bitcoin. It might just stay on Penflip, or I might polish it up to be published on other platforms (Kindle, Kobo, etc.).
Because it is set up as a public project on Penflip, you can not only read this new book, you can edit it. More accurately, you can make suggested edits, and it's up to me whether I want to incorporate your changes into it. If you happened to read I Might Flip for NaNoWriMo 2015 earlier on this blog, you'll know that I used the same collaboration feature to bring content from someone else into the draft of that post. So, if you're curious how Penflip works, feel free to "clone" my project, make some edits, and then submit those to me.
Whether or not you try to edit it, I hope that you find some value in the information I've assembled in the book. If you were already interested in Bitcoin, the book might help you move forward. If you weren't already looking at accepting Bitcoin for your books, the book might at least get you thinking about it. As always, I am open to your comments, questions, and critiques!