That is the question David Gaughran explores in a great blog post today about the effects of cheap books on the world marketplace. Every indie writer should take the time to read this and weigh in. So, what’s your opinion?
Deciding a price for the Kindle version of The Terminal Diner was tough. This is probably my most marketable book yet, in terms of the audience it could attract. Should I consider that?
When I had 3/17 priced at 99¢, it became an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller. Sales have not been as brisk since I raised the price to $2.99. The big boost came after I was mentioned on a well-read blog. So was that, more than the price, a reason for my big sales?
To help me make up my mind, I read an excellent post on David Gaughran’s blog. Gaughran is about to publish a new book that indies should read. According to his blog:
“Let’s Get Digital – (is) not just how to self-publish, why to self-publish. 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, with contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors, available free, right here (on http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com).
So, after a good read and careful consideration, the Kindle version of The Terminal Diner will start off at $2.99 (the paperback version will be $14.95—a new price point for me). The novel should be available soon. Fingers crossed…
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