Received an email from Tizra:
Now, with the introduction of a fully self-service version of the Tizra Publisher web application, this online publishing upside is within reach of whole new categories of content owners–both inside and outside the traditional publishing industry.
The new self-serve signup means that anyone can have access to the same highly flexible content management and online commerce capabilities MIT Press uses in its CISnet collection of online computer science books (http://cisnet.mit.edu). Recently MIT Press has been joined by new Tizra customers including Indiana University Press, University of Tennessee Press, the Association of Research Libraries and Bloomsbury Academic.
The service runs from free to $4995/month, and allows you to self-create an impressive website for the sale of documents. I was very impressed with its capabilities, even in the free version, and they have a 9 minute tour which is fascinating to watch. I didn’t realize that you could self-create sites like this.
Have some fun and take a look at the tour, it might give you some ideas about setting up your own site for free. This looks like an ideal way for an author to sell their e-books. Certainly it could be set up in a way, using Tizra’s pre-built templates, that look a lot more professional than a lot of author’s sites I’ve seen.