My name is Kevin Beynon. I founded Scarlet Ferret in 2020 as a curated ebookshop, where I hand-pick the books I absolutely love, and sell them as Special Edition ebooks with exciting digital extras.
After seeing so many amazing independent & self-published books being ignored despite their quality, I decided to highlight them in my own e-bookshop. I believe authors should be paid equitably for their work, so I strive to charge reasonable prices, avoid deep discounts, push back against devaluing ebooks, and pay 80% of the list price to authors.
No ill-informed meretricious bullshit
The thing about being a bookseller is, while you may have Strong Views on what is ill-informed meretricious bullshit and what isn't, you still have to put it in the window for people who buy that kind of thing, the maudlin credulous fools, and smile as you bag it up for them— Lucy Fishwife (@lucyfishwife) July 6, 2021
Scarlet Ferret's ebooks are a little different than the average best-seller, so expect a range of genres and styles. We stock sci-fi and fantasy, horror and steampunk, historical fiction, crime, and much more. The authors are international and so is the bookshop - ebooks are available to buy from anywhere!
Each Special Edition ebook:
- is DRM-free,
- is in both ePub and Mobi formats for all your favourite reading devices, including Kindle,
- includes exciting digital extras, such as short stories, artwork, recipes, articles, music, guides, maps, and more!
Authors get 80% of what you pay for each book, because they're the ones doing the hard work. We sometimes also co-publish ebooks to help authors make the most of the format.
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