I've made more money #publishing books on itch.io than I have on any other platform.
This is in spite of the fact itch is primarily a games platform and that discoverability there is presumably much lower.
It was a pleasure to publish on, too, with customisable product pages, and very easy-to-set-up sales.
I might start to promote my links from there a bit more?
Love to hear from other folks on how they've found it as a book publishing platform.
@firstname.lastname@example.org what is this? I must check this out!
@vicorva as a user the interface of #ItchIO is quite pleasant; a lot better than some of the other #eBook platforms your book is available on.
It also helps that it has both #ePub and #mobi formats.
It could however perhaps support more payment options besides #Paypal and #CreditCard.
Perhaps it not being primarily a books platform, is actually helping you, as people who might not be looking for books, but for instance zombie games, suddenly discover your books where they otherwise wouldn't.
@FiXato those are all good points, although obviously nothing I have any control over! XD I just publish there and am reporting my success so far.
@vicorva oh, didn't mean it was anything you could or should do about ;)
I will see though if I can find a feedback form or address so I can suggest it to them directly. :)
@FiXato I rarely make sales on any platform except when I toot about it (unless I have a sale on) so I'm not sure how much better the discoverability could be -- and I don't think books show up alongside games, although I could be wrong about that!
You could be right that with both book formats and the page just ... looking better? That might entice people more.
As a user, I definitely find the site friendlier and since it feels more indie, I'm more likely to make a purchase.
@FiXato ughhh I'm less curious and more trying not to think about it D:
@vicorva *offers hug* it's a shitty situation, and I hope your economy doesn't get screwed over too much
@vicorva hadn’t thought of selling there but i’m going to give it a shot.
@pixelpaperyarn I really like it so far. Other benefits are that you can choose how much of your revenue goes to the site (and it defaults to 10%, which is the best I've seen on any platform) and it doesn't put you through any nitpicky algorithms.
@vicorva oh good to know! thank you!
@vicorva do it! I'll have a look once I have cash in my account
@vicorva I have never put anything on itch.io and now I'm thinking I should give it a try. 😊
@Rowyn It's very quick and easy to set up, so definitely worth a try. :)
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