Initially published in April 2019, this is a periodically updated reference post on how authors can sell ebooks at in-person events.
As someone who prefers ebooks over print, I frequently find myself with no way to buy an author’s ebooks when I am at book festivals. Sure, almost everyone sells ebooks through the Kindle Store, but I’d really like to support authors more by buying from them. (Plus, part of the fun of a con or book festival is buying directly from the author.)
In the interest of promoting direct ebook sales, I have started this resource post to pull together useful info that authors can use to sell ebooks at their next con. I will be adding to this post over time, and I would deeply value pointers to additional resources.
First, let’s define the problem.