How to sell ebooks on Payhip

You can sell ebooks on Payhip. This short post will show you how to sell digital products on Payhip.

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is not the sole platform where you can sell ebooks. There are many other Amazon KDP alternatives online today and this is the reason a whole category on this blog is dedicated to this purpose.

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What is Payhip?

Payhip is a very simple and free online platform where you sell ebooks or digital products with the same ease as you have on Amazon KDP.

Authors can sell any type of digital product to readers directly on their website. This process allows authors to earn more from their book sales compared to the Amazon KDP platform.


Is Payhip better than Amazon KDP?

Depending on the situation an author finds himself or herself in, a categorical statement cannot be made on whether Payhip is better than Amazon KDP.

There are so many factors to consider before we can conclude. A future post will try to analyze these factors and try to conclude.

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How to sell ebooks on Payhip: Step-by-step guide

To sell ebooks on Payhip, these are steps you must follow:

Create an account to sell ebooks on Payhip

You need to create an account. This is a very simple step. It’s just the same thing you do to set up an account on stores like Amazon.

Set up products and prices on Payhip

You need to set up your “products” and prices after you have registered an account with Payhip. Payhip made this process very easy that even a toddler will be able to get it done.

When I set up my first product on Payhip, I was surprised at how fast the process was. It took me a few minutes to get this done. You can do it too.

Connect Payhip to Paypal

To receive payment from Payhip for your ebook sales, you must connect Payhip to either your PayPal or Stripe accounts.

Note: You must ensure you check the “Product is an ebook” box in the Advanced Settings section. This way, Payhip will automatically sort out ebook VAT based on the customer’s location.

Setting up your product on Payhip

Once this is done, Payhip automatically generates some nice-looking direct sales pages for your books.


Sell ebooks on Payhip: How much do you earn?

Upon purchase of your ebook on Payhip, you’ll earn 100% of the list price, less Payhip’s transaction fee (5% on the free plan), and Stripe/Paypal payment processing fees (usually around 3%).

This implies that, potentially, you will be able to earn around 92% royalties from each ebook sale.

Related: How do I sell a lot of ebooks on amazon 

Email capture of customers

You’ll be able to capture each customer’s email address so you can add them to your mailing list if you run a newsletter. Payhip beats Amazon KDP hands down in this area.

You don’t have such privilege with Amazon KDP.  That’s a cool feature for Payhip!


Sell ebooks on Payhip: Any drawback?

A potential drawback to selling ebooks on Payhip compared to Amazon KDP is that you can’t sell print books through Payhip, as it’s only designed for digital products.

I believe that shouldn’t be a major problem. you because you can always use Amazon KDP print to publish and sell your print books.

Another drawback is getting traffic to your products pages on Payhip. You have to find the traffic. Unlike Amazon which has all the traffic already.

I hope you will give Payhip a trial. It provides a convenient way to make more selling your ebooks directly from your website. Start your registration here 

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