I have written six e-books and of course I am only asking a five spot for each. Since they are in e-book format I can digitally deliver them through fiverr, or so I thought. This has now happened two times. My e-book format is a stand alone program in a .exe format.
Two weeks ago I got an order and within one day sent my e-book on raising bees to the buyer. I kept getting error messages and my e-book would not go through. I sent it three times with same problem. So customer said send as pdf. I was leary because it could easily be copied and resold. But I sent it any way. Now the customer could not acknowledge that he got it. I went back and forth with him and fiverr support. By now fiverr software said I was late and to ship my e-book. All support would say is send it again. Or send it and take a screen shot and send them that to prove I sent it. They could not or would not mark the sale as sold. All they have to do is open my order page and read the conversation. I went through three support people.
Now I was getting suspicious of the buyer. Some of the things he said made me wonder about his intentions. I did some investigating (I am an ex-cop) and he had hired a fiverr artist to do a bee keeping e-book cover. By now he already had my pdf version. So I confronted him. He was planning on giving away my e-book for free to all his customers. He “said” he thought he could do that. BS, he knew he was stealing my work. I told him not to give away my book and what do you think he did? HE CANCELLED THE ORDER and got a refund! This was several days after the fiverr software branded me a bad seller all because their software has problems accepting and transferring a .exe program.
I have since deleted all my e-books and will be a buyer only until I can come up with a gig that is not saturated on this site.