i don't know about the price, and i am not sure exactly what i need, but . . .
i wish to set up a website where people can post their stories, novels and other written work, for sale.
they'd set their own prices.
they'd have to be able to enter their payment info, such as through paypal or to receive checks to their addresses.
something similar to Amazon's site for e-books, i guess.
each collection would include a free sample story that would be chosen by the writer.
i'd like to have something that automatically converts all written submissions to kindle, nook and other common e-book formats, all available for download to the purchaser.
so that the purchaser would be able to download it a portable device, a smart phone or an e-reader.
also, the site would have to allow me and to post video too.
please, feel free to make suggestions of anything else that you think i should do.
i'd want the site blocked in for one country so that people there couldn't access the site.
i'd want the site to look nice, of course, but it needn't be fancy.
i've heard of servers "crashing" from too many hits on a site. please, tell me how you'd make sure that i'd avoid that, if i got lucky and had a lot of people visit the site.