Monday, July 7, 2014
You Can Now Buy My Ebooks and Audiobooks with Bitcoin
Over the weekend I connected my shopping cart at Falbe Publishing and Brave Luck Books to a Bitcoin processor. Now customers have three ways to pay for ebooks, audiobooks, and stock art at my websites: Bitcoin, credit card, and Paypal.
If you haven't heard of Bitcoin, it is a digital worldwide currency also known as a cryptocurrency. It has been gaining in popularity around the world. It is not operated by a government. Bitcoin has no central authority. It is peer-to-peer digital payment network.
According to the Bitcoin.org, Bitcoin had a value of $1.5 billion in circulation as of August 2013.
I had heard about Bitcoin several times in the past year. NPR has had some articles about it, and the Survival Podcast host Jack Spirko talked about it in several episodes.
Because I need to make money like anyone else, I figured why not take more kinds of money?
What's the user experience like at my website if you want to pay in Bitcoin?
It's really simple. As you can see in the picture at the top, when you check out, just click the button that says "Pay by Bitcoin." Then the transaction goes through and you receive your ebook.
I'm not sure if I'll ever include a Bitcoin price on my listings. Everything is still presented in U.S. dollars. From what I know, Bitcoin value is volatile, but each Bitcoin tends to equal hundreds of dollars. So my little $0.99 to $16.95 products will only cost a tiny fraction of a Bitcoin.
Products available to buy with Bitcoin at my websites are:
Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale
Union of Renegades - Free Ebook - Audiobook $8.95
The Goddess Queen (Ebook or Audiobook)
The Borderlands of Power
Rys Rising - Free
The Rys Chronicles complete series special clearance deal - signed by author - Includes Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and The Borderlands of Power (Ships in U.S. only)
Bear Dog Dog Bear
Non Fiction Ebooks
Get Dicey: Play Craps and Have Fun (Paperback too)
My Grandma's Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age
The Home Canning Guide for Everyone Who Eats (ebook or audiobook)
Royalty free vintage and fine art digital images
Welcome Bitcoin shoppers.
Please leave a comment if you use Bitcoin and tell me what you like or dislike about it.