I write short erotic stories that I want to sell safely online.
Is it possible to sell an ebook while protecting my true identity from the buyers?
Say I use a free Wordpress + Stripe + SimpleGoods. Will my identity be protected from the buyers?
Stripe and SG will know about me but I guess they don't publicise there customer's identity.
First, I am not in the USA and I will pay my income taxes. Its all about content: there is no need for my neighbours to know what I am writing.
The books will be in ePub format and I will check for metadata!
Stripe is an online payment process. They will know who I am since they need to link to my bank account. At Stripe, they told me that all my personal data is hidden to the public. They also told me that I can put whatever name I want on the bank statement (or receipt). So Stripe should hide my identity to the public.
SimpleGoods (SG) is an online store for digital products. They store the file and see after the purchasing process (copy/paste a script). At SG, they told me that buyers will only see my "business name and email address". There again, my neighbour won't know who wrote that book since I can use whatever name and email.
SG works in HTML pages, Wordpress, etc.
I did some research and I came up with this "checklist". What do you think ?
- use a second-hand computer,
- only on public wifi connection (public library, etc.)
- with Tor, Tails and / or VPN
- use 3 different emails (Protonmail, Mail2Tor…) with names never used elsewhere (one for: Stripe, SG, WordPress)
- open a free WordPress
- publish the book under a nom de plume and watch for the metadata!
- use temp emails for promotion
The second-hand computer and emails should disconnect the book from myself. I believe that Protonmail does not store IP addresses. The public wifi should further disconnect the book from me.
I don't know which is adequate: TOR, VPN or Tails.
WordPress is straightforward. But there may be something better than WordPress. There is Wix, Tumblr, etc. I have just discovered Write.as but I think that I cannot use the SG script (no HTML).