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26 April 2012 @ 06:19 pm

Now that I have learned to make e-books I want to do ALL the Old Races stuff RIGHT NOW and get them up for people to buy! NOW! NOW NOW NOW!

…except I haven’t edited “YoM”, I need cover art for it and ORIGINS, and I need to write one or two stories for AFTERMATH. Curses. :)

Been thinking and examining the whole self-pubbed e-book pricing and stuff. In retrospect, it’s possible Faith Hunter & I should’ve set “Easy Pickings” at a $3.99 price point. Wondering whether wordcount or story type should dictate price for e-books. Collection of short stories, $2.99, 1 novella (same length or longer than short story collection) $3.99, book $4.99, long book $5.99-$7.99?

(I’m Miss Posty McPostsALot today, it seems. :))

(Now if this would just crosspost to LJ…)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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kitmizkit on April 27th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
$6, really! Lots of people seem to hit their balking point at $5. This is all very interesting.
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kitmizkit on April 27th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
oh, see, that's a great point.
Amberleyamberley on April 27th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Pricing flexibility
Novella or short story collection 3.99, book 3.99, long book 4.99. Everything 99 cents on your birthday, or maybe J. Peterman's birthday.

Or maybe break long books in half! First half 1.99. Second half 7.99. Plus for an extra $2 Gary will make a cameo.

Some authors are doing short stories at 0.99 which is an easy impulse buy, but you only get 30% of that, as opposed to 70% of 1.99 or higher. Maybe bundle two short stories together for 1.99. Or just sell in collections of 5 or 10.
kitmizkit on April 27th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: Pricing flexibility
I rather like the 99 cents on my birthday thing. :)

Actually the 70% doesn't kick in til $2.99, which is part of why it seems useless to me to set anything *below* that price...