“I wanted to buy your book but gumroad.com seems scammy”
After receiving this type of comment a few times, we figured we should address it once and for all.
Yes, it is safe.
There are two self-help books on bachelorlifeinc….
Both books are available on Gumroad.com
Our lawyer and engineering friends have asked a ton of questions about the eCommerce store Gumroad.
One of the best questions is,
Why Is Your Book Not on Amazon?
The best question we received from a lawyer who to this day refuses to give his credit card info online (yes, in 2019!) is, “why can’t I buy your book on Amazon.com?”
Answer: We would sell it on Amazon in a heartbeat if it were allowed.
A book giving you a clear step-by-step guide to hiring an escort violates Amazon’s terms of service. If you’ve been on Amazon lately, there are no books on hiring an escort.
Ironically, Amazon does not prohibit books written by Pornstars.
Karmen Karma has a new book out, and it’s at the top of the bestseller lists.
What is Gumroad.com
Gumroad.com is an eCommerce store that accepts digital payments.
Just like other digital stores such as shopify.com, Gumroad.com makes purchasing books secure, easy, and quick.
Gumroad has been around since 2011.
It has raised millions of dollars and is backed by people such as Chris Sacca and Naval Ravikrant. If you’ve spent any time reading or listening to Tim Ferriss, you’ve heard of these two well-known venture capitalist.
Is Gumroad.com Secure?
Yes. Gumroad.com is secured by TLS security, which is more secure than SSL.
And if you don’t know, SSL is extremely secure.
If a website accepts credit cards, it must have a SSL certificate.
Also, Gumroad.com is PCI Compliant. It meets the same security standards as any site that handles payment information – such as amazon.com
Finally, your credit card (or Paypal) details, are not stored anywhere on the site.
As a practical matter, How To Hire an Escort, and How To Hire an Escort in Kiev, Ukraine, have been sold on gumroad.com for about a year.
There has not been one problem in over a thousand purchases.
See full details of Gumroad’s security here:
How to Purchase either
follow these quick easy steps.
This process will take you less than 60 seconds.
1. Click any link or photo with these titles in any article on this site.
2. Click the “I Want This” link when the overlay purchase screen appears.
3. You will only be asked to provide an email, credit card number, expiration date, and security code.
4. If you don’t want to use your credit card, you can use Paypal.
5. After purchase, you will immediately see a download button.
6. You will have the option of getting an invoice/receipt. Simply click the “generate” button for your receipt.
7. After you get your download, you will get a confirmation email. You’ll be able to download the books again in your confirmation email.
And that’s it, after downloading, you can store it on your favorite e-reader.
Tip #1: You can get the Gumroad.com App, but it’s not used for reading. The app is for tracking your purchases.
Tip #2: If you’re from the EU (European Union), there’s a slight price increase because of the VAT tax.