Lulu is the site I'm most drawn to, though with that search interface, I have no idea why. I've seen Amazon's ebook system suggested, but I don't think I trust them.
- older name that has lots of customers
- other beaders and pagans are already there
- I already have an account
- FAQ is easy to maneuver in and addresses my questions without confusion
- "Fees" basically seems to mean paypal, as in _actual_ and not some random arbitrary thing.
- The way I'm reading it, I'd get 85% of whatever I charge, minus the actual fees
- free isbn for some e-books
- Printing is reputed to be dreadful (not applicable to an ebook, but something to watch for.)
- $2 per sale of e-books goes to Lulu, if I read it right. That's a lot for something I was planning on charging $4 for.
- If I can use tags to help people find my stuff, I'm not figuring it out. This would mean that all the likely search terms need to be in the title.
- I cannot figure out when payment are made. Apparently 6-8 weeks after the fact, but that mostly for paper copy.
- No subcategories at all. Basically, if you want to find something I guess you have to know it's there?
- There is no "Pagan" sub-category under "religion". Nor even 'New Age." This does not really make me happy. "Hinduism" and "Yoga" got one, though. Also no top level "hobby/crafts". Maybe we have to ask.
- All the copyright listings at the bottom of the pages list 2010 and the 'about' page does not list a starting date. I find this odd, but not terrible. May 2009 saw some kind of important upgrade, though.
- Uses Word instead of .pdf documents because their goal is to translate the books for things like Kindle. This is listed as a con only because I like .pdf. The expanded market is very nice.
- Pays quarterly, and I need money like last week.
After going through and listing all that, I think I'll go with Smashwords. Since you have to get customers to the page yourself, anyway,it seems like the better bet.
And in case anyone is wondering, I didn't list DRM possibilities because I hate DRM and refuse to inflict it on my potential customers.