Okay, I give up. I totally give up – as in I’m throwing in the white towel! Okay, now that that’s out of my system… I’ve had about 4 e-books for sale on the Buttermilk Press domain for the past few years. On each of the sales pages, I made a point of stating 6 times (6!) in bold that these were downloadable, printable eBooks. I stated that there would be no shipping costs because no shipping was involved in eBooks. You’d think that would suffice, right?
I can’t tell you how many e-mails I’d get from angry husbands saying things to the effect of, “My wife paid over $11.00 for a cookbook you never delivered. I demand our money back!!” Then, I’d type out an apology (love apologizing for something I didn’t do), link him to the sales page, ask him to count the number of times ebook was mentioned, then refund the money. Big. Fat. Headache. For the ones with unusual character, they’d respond back with, “I’m so sorry! Apparently my wife doesn’t know what an eBook is. I’m sorry for your inconvenience.” One man was so sweet, I sent him downloads to two free recipe collections!
I’m frankly amazed at how irrate people get over $11.00. But that’s beside the point.
Do you know something else freaky – whenever someone places an order, they’d be asked for their e-mail address, right? More than once, I’d have someone all furious because they didn’t get their download and hadn’t heard from me….come to find out, they hadn’t used their REAL e-mail! They’d be like, “Oh, I made that e-mail up. I’m afraid of Spam.” (!!!!!)
At any rate, it’s proving to be more of a headache than it’s worth – and I’m sensitive, I can’t take all the grumbly guts – so I’ve taken down the eBooks. I’ll be slowly but surely adding each of the collections to the blog, so watch for the coming recipes. If anyone wants any of the collections up front, e-mail me the name of the collection you’re after and I’ll let you have it for $5.00. You can have all of them for $10.00…or, you can just wait until I get them all added to the blog (granted, it’ll take months and months!). Just remember, they’re ebooks!
I can give you my pay pal address or you can send a check or money order, whatever you prefer. I would just give them away, but I’m thinking of the blessed people who actually ordered the ebooks, knowing they were ebooks and never sent me running for the Tylenol bottle once. To them: I love you. I wouldn’t want them to have paid for something and it be totally free right now.
These are the collections:
- Ice Cream Maker Recipes
- Amish Recipes
- South of the Border Recipes
- Chocolate Recipes for Chocolate Lovers