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eBook Pricing, or both my eBooks are 99 cents this week

There's a lot of discussion amongst both writers and readers about the "correct" price for an eBook. Take 99 cents, for example. Some writers feel 99 cents is too low; you can't make a decent living wage without having to sell an astronomical amount of books. Some readers look on that price as an indication of lack of quality. Others see it as a benefit because they can read more books at less cost. And if a 99 cent eBook isn't good, no big loss. $2.99, in my opinion, is a fairer price for an author. Writing a book is a lot of work. At $2.99, an author makes about $2 per book sold, which is much better than the $0.35 he or she makes on a 99 cent eBook. Typically, I price my eBooks at $2.99 for this reason. While I'm not quitting my day job anytime soon, I feel that the $2.99 price point both rewards my efforts while maintaining a low enough cost for readers that they shouldn't think too hard about making the purchase. I've experimented with higher prices: $3.99 and $4.99. I've had some success with the former and a bit less with the latter. Inevitably, I seem to come back to $2.99 as my standard eBook price.

However, for this week at least, I've reduced the prices on both of my eBooks to $0.99. If you're on the fence, this is probably a good time to jump in and get each for a pretty low price. They both clock in at around 110,000-120,000 words and have been getting some pretty decent reviews. Here are the links:

The Five Elements

The Hall of the Wood 


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Comments (2) -

  • Scott Slack
    Amazon still has them listed at $2.99. Further, they are Kindel. I'm a fan of standards, so I'll await the ePub or PDF versions.
  • Scott Marlowe
    I up'ed the price today back to $2.99 this afternoon.

    My eBooks on Amazon are DRM-free MOBI format. Feel free to convert to whatever format you need.

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