Not sure if this should be in e-commerce or here ... mods feel free to move if need me!
My son is a budding writer. So far he is self-publishing e-books and stories in PDF format for the youth gamer audience. He wants to build a website in which he can list his stories and guides, and have people pay for them and download directly afterwards from his site.
Most of the software I have seen goes through the process of paying (paypal or CC) for items and then filling out info to have it shipped. This is not good for him - he needs instant download ability.
Am I reading these features incorrectly, or can someone with experience in sucha thing recommend software to accomplish this? Would this be available to him on a business site only, or could it be run from a personal website/domain?
He will most likely use 1and1.com as his host - since I host 2 domains there and like them.