Ode to Pricing
99-cent books, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
A hundred books for a hundred bucks. What a bargain.
Or is it?
These buck books are everywhere. I’ve gotten a few excellent reads this way, discovered new authors whom I’ve followed on to their more expensive works. I’ve also purchased my share of not-so-good books for 99 cents.
Recently, I analyzed my eBook buying habits on Amazon since December.
--I don’t like to go over five bucks unless it’s an author I know and love. If I get a free sample of an unknown and love it, I might buy it.
--Rarely do I go over seven dollars. Only for my tried and true authors.
--My average per book is $3.67.
With all the e-publishing going on and the many e-readers out there, what are you willing to pay? What do you average?
If you set the price of your book, where do you set it? Do you raise/lower the price depending on sales?
Now I’m off to investigate some new reads…