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Karam johar

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My book minimum price is insane...
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 4:47 AM
 
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Well ... i have a problem, the minimum price....i got .. was... 
58.15$... no one will ever buy my book
Its fully colored. 350 pages. With an amazing design. Biggest size .. because my design only fit on it...
What. Lol
I expected it to be around 10-20$ ...
Is there a way to lower it.. to 20 or even 30 $

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Donna St Felix

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Re: My book minimum price is insane...
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 4:54 AM   in response to: Karam johar in response to: Karam johar
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Karam johar wrote:
Well ... i have a problem, the minimum price....i got .. was... 
58.15$... no one will ever buy my book
Its fully colored. 350 pages. With an amazing design. Biggest size .. because my design only fit on it...
What. Lol
I expected it to be around 10-20$ ...
Is there a way to lower it.. to 20 or even 30 $

It is mainly because you did it in color.
I am assuming you have large photos too.
The size of the pages comes into play with pricing also.
Karam johar

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 5:35 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Well.
I have an amazing storyline
This book is my very first book, volume one ... if my calculation is correct, my story line is around 8 volumes.
But the question is will people buy it for such price.
DDKimberley

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 5:36 AM   in response to: Karam johar in response to: Karam johar
 
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You're the second author I've seen here this week with that problem--KDP spitting out an outrageous price for the paperback.

I wonder if it has anything to do with an error in the instructions that someone else shared yesterday. In the thread 'My experience with KDP Print' the OP points out that the instruction for calculating spine width is page count x .0635 when it should be page count x .00635 -- the instructions leave out a zero, which will make a MUCH larger spine than you need.

Try recalculating your spine width with that extra zero and see if that brings your price down.
L M Gabriel

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Re: My book minimum price is insane...
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 5:44 AM   in response to: Karam johar in response to: Karam johar
 
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Is this for a book or ebook? If for a book, try Createspace or Lulu I am sure they wouldn't be as expensive, if for an ebook reduce the image sizes. The higher the pixel density, the higher the transmission cost. I know that's not what it's called really, but it's to do with the file size anyhow. The bigger your file size, the more extra cost gets tacked on to your asking price.
Karam johar

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 6:16 AM   in response to: L M Gabriel in response to: L M Gabriel
 
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I'm using createspace...
blaze99

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 6:29 AM   in response to: Karam johar in response to: Karam johar
 
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Maybe offer a box set of all 8 volumes for $300?
Sarah E. Holroyd

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 6:30 AM   in response to: Karam johar in response to: Karam johar
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Yes, full color books will always be about 4 times the cost of a black & white interior through CreateSpace. Does it really need to be in color? If so, then you're stuck with the price.

And with CreateSpace, the trim size has nothing to do with the production cost. CS's production cost is based on page count and interior color only. A 100-page color book in 4 X 6" will cost exactly the same amount as a 100-page color book in 8 X 10".

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Karam johar

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 7:00 AM   in response to: Sarah E. Holroyd in response to: Sarah E. Holroyd
 
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Thank you, that what i wanted to hear.
Ill make another copy for sale.
Black and white version.
And make people decide what they want. Seems fair enough
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