Coachwhip Starts an Ebook Store

Coachwhip Starts an Ebook Store

Now, I've dabbled in ebooks since the 1990s. In fact, Coachwhip started out as Arment Biological Press, selling reprint and reproduction PDFs with a biological focus. When print-on-demand publishing came along, I saw the potential there and jumped to print. Of course, I recognize that not everyone wants print titles, or can afford a huge library in print.

There are issues with selling ebooks through third-party sales channels, though. For example, Amazon takes a huge chunk of profits from reprint ebooks, making that venue unprofitable. Copyright issues make it impossible to sell through other channels that aren't willing to set up distribution territories.

I am setting up this site so that those readers who prefer ebooks will have opportunity to pick up some Coachwhip selections. A few things to note:

  • Ebooks are tagged, with geographic locks. So, US readers and UK readers will see different titles available for purchase. (There are different copyright lengths in countries all around the world; the main difference is between the US and everyone else. Canada may eventually have a few others, also, as they have a shorter copyright length than most.)
  • Ebooks are in epub format, no DRM. They are licensed for personal use only; please do not share them. There are many ebook readers out there; I like the free Kotobee reader.
  • Ebooks do not have bibliographic introductions that are found in some print editions.
  • If you sign up for the Coachwhip mailing list, you will receive updates as well as the occasional discount code.
  • I'm in Ohio, and Ohio has a source-tax for ebooks . . . sorry about that, nothing I can do about it.

If you encounter any problems, let me know. Just keep in mind that this is a brand new project for me and setting up Shopify is like learning WordPress. I'm getting the hang of it, but slowly . . .

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