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    An Easy Way for Authors to Sell Books Online

    Any self-publishing author who wants to get his book out there might ask:

    Is there a no-hassle way to sell my book on my website, Word Press blog, Facebook, or Pinterest page while keeping a larger share of the profits than I’d get on a third party site?

    The 2013 Australian start-up Selz provides just that. Its website promises, “Effortless ecommerce for selling online from any website.”

    The Maverick Marketer, “…found Selz to be incredibly easy to setup and use without needing to know an ounce of code. In-page widgets or ‘buy now’ buttons can be embedded in blogs, websites, and social platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter that allow you to complete sales of physical items, digital products… without leaving the page.”

    Being able to complete sales of books or ebook downloads on your author pages can help you avoid losing sales when potential buyers click away when they must go to a third party site to complete the transaction. Selz automates both payment processing and delivery of your ebook downloads.

    “As far as social media is concerned, the Selz arrangement turns business on its head,” says Killer Startups. “Instead of using sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to direct attention elsewhere, each channel becomes its own storefront of sorts. People can shop directly from wherever they encounter an item. Social media integration multiples the locations where you can sell items almost effortlessly at no additional expense.”

    Selz works equally well on smartphones, tablets and desktops.

    Check it out and share what you think in a comment below.

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