Okay, so this might have been obvious to many of you, but I had simply followed my previous publisher’s way of pricing ebooks: according to word count. They began at $1.99 for stand-alone short stories of 3,000-8,000 words, which was why I priced my first self-published story, Snug Fit at 1.99 as well.
Not the smartest choice. As an Indie, I really should have priced my ebooks at prices that have higher market-advantage.
See? Writers/artists really need help with stuff regarding numbers and business plans, LOL.
Go read the full article to determine if your pricing structure works well for you.
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To keep a long story short, for me, from now onwards:
- All my stand-alone short stories (under 7,500 words) are priced at $0.99. Yes, 99 cents;
- Novellas (15,000-40,000 words) (I have one scheduled for next spring) at $2.99; and
- Novels and Short Story Collections (40,000 words and up) will be at $3.99 and up.
And so, just a reminder…
Snug Fit is now available for 99 cents!
I can’t change the prices for my previous works with Torquere Press until I regain my rights for the books when the contract with them ends. But once that happens, you will see brand new book covers, new edited text and a new price for:
- Under His Wings (January, 2014);
- Raspberry Truffle (February, 2014); and
- Ginny’s Lesson (August, 2014).
Spread the word!