Authors who sell ebooks in website form?
October 10, 2013 9:56 AM Subscribe
I have a client who wrote a very unique book. We think the digital version would work best as a website rather than e.g. Kindle or epub or PDF. How do we get people to pay for a book in website form? Are there other authors that do this?
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I have a client who wrote a very impressive book, for which he would now like to sell digital access via download or online reading. The book isn't meant to be read in a linear fashion, and it has so many sidebars, graphics, and subsections that the client and I both independently determined that it would really work best as a website.
I'm a web designer, so building a nice responsive book website wouldn't be a problem, but I'm wondering: 1) Who's doing this already? and 2) By what means are they charging money for it? Usernames in a database? Download a bundle of files? Etc.
I understand that the common ebook formats are HTML-based, but this is really best as a a browser experience, IMO. It's similar to a workbook but without all the parts where you write stuff.
I'm open to any other suggestions. Really it's not the type of book where you can just inline everything and drop it in the Kindle store, so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks!