In about a week, I'm going to publish my novel, "A Matter of Time". It is a gigantic romance/time travel novel that I have great hopes for. It's 150,000 words. I have another novel on kindle, "The Secret of The Sky" priced at $1.99. It's about 80,000 words. What should I price this one at?
I should add that I have done very little promotion and have the sales results to prove it! (This is going to change when I publish AMOT.) So I have little to gauge on what my book should be priced at. Your imput would be most appreciated.
I can only tell you what I plan to do. I plan to price a print version of my 90,000 word novel at 6.99, and my ebook version at 4.99. I am working on novellas which I plan to price at 2.99. Once they are all published, I plan to bundle them for 6.99 (which would be half the price if you bought them separately). That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it.
One thing I'm considering is trying this "price pulsing" where you lower the price for about two weeks every once in awhile. There are articles around the net about it.
Problem with price pulsing, assuming you are publishing on platforms in addition to Amazon, is slowness of the change in price -- particularly if you are publishing on most other platforms via Smashwords. Frustrating!
Can an unknown author expect to get $3.99 or $4.99 for a novel? Is it one of those things were "price is relative"? Meaning it depends on the perception you are able to create when presenting it? I feel that the novel is compelling. Will this show through by the cover, the discription, by the "free look inside", or is this just a pipe dream?
Hi my book has been out for coming up a month. This was originally priced at $1.99 and £0.99. I am now increasing the price to $3.99 and the equivalent in £s - or at least I will once the price increase filters through from Smashwords, then I can change the Amazon price. I have come to the conclusion after reading many blogs on the subject that the 99p/c market is so flooded people see them as cheap and cheerful and probably dont read half the books they download. I haven't made great sales figures at the lower price, so am going to try the higher one. It's all new to me so I can only try it and see what happens. At the end of the day it's personal choice.