Scott Marlowe | Why buy direct from me?
Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Why buy direct from me?

I’m venturing into direct sales of my eBooks. This post lays out the reasons a reader would want to buy direct from me.

As a reader, you have many retailer choices when it comes to purchasing your next great read. I’ll never tell someone to not shop at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, DriveThruFiction, Libiro, or any other book retailer. However, buying direct from a content creator is a great way to thank an artist for their effort by providing them the best possible royalty rate.

Here’s why I encourage you to consider buying direct from this site:

1. Higher Royalties to the Author

My royalties help sustain my business. While some retailers do offer a generous royalty, I make more when a direct purchase is made. This additional revenue helps pay for the good work of the various editors, proofreaders, and cover artists I employ to help create my finished products.

2. Buy once, get multiple eBook file formats

When you buy direct, you get Kindle/MOBI, EPUB, and PDF formatted files, all from your single purchase. You may only have one type of eReader (I know I do), but sometimes I like to have the Kindle version for my eReader and the PDF version for my tablet. Or maybe you own a Kindle, but want to share the EPUB version with a friend so he or she can read it on their Nook. Yes, this is perfectly fine with me, so if you’re in this position, please do share it.

3. No DRM

The eBooks files I sell do not contain DRM. This is important to readers who wish to share their eBooks with friends and family or wish to remain eco-system agnostic. These things are important to me, too, so you’ll never have to deal with DRM when you buy direct.

4. Lowest prices

I sell my eBooks at the lowest prices possible, meaning I price-match Amazon to ensure readers are always getting the best deal.

5. Your purchase is 100% secure

I use Gumroad to facilitate transactions and provide download links to my eBooks after a purchase is made. Your transaction is protected by full HTTPS encryption and your purchase information is never stored anywhere (unless you tell them to save it). The purchase process is simple, quick, and easy. Read more about the purchasing experience.

6. Pay with any major credit card or PayPal

All of the usual pay options you expect are available, including PayPal.

Have questions? Made a purchase and need to get in touch with me for any reason at all?

Then contact me. I’ll get back to you ASAP and I’ll get your questions answered or your concerns addressed. I stand behind this process 100%, so if something doesn’t work, I’ll make it right.

Interested in seeing a walkthrough of the purchasing experience? Then go here.