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My first Book on Amazon
Posted: Nov 7, 2017 2:32 AM
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Hi guys! I am about to upload my first book on Amazon. Can any one tell me how will my military book of 250 do? What should be its price in ebook, paperback and hardcover? Please help me, thanks.
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 4:27 AM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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Muhammad Abdun-Nafay wrote:
Hi guys! I am about to upload my first book on Amazon. Can any one tell me how will my military book of 250 do? What should be its price in ebook, paperback and hardcover? Please help me, thanks.
None of has has a magic crystal ball. Look at the bestsellers in your chosen subgenre, see how they're selling, and then compare the quality of your book to theirs.

Most new indie authors don't sell any books beyond a handful to family and friends.
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 4:57 AM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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It depends on many things. It is hard to get an idea with the number of pages only. You should go to check the price of similar books on the market. Good luck!
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 8:31 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Then how do you think I should start?
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 8:32 AM   in response to: Cécilia in response to: Cécilia
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I have seen, but this is my first book. I may need to charge a little less. Don't you think so?
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 8:50 AM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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I think it's important to know if your book has had a lot of documentation work or not and if your content is original (after an investigation work) or you are citating other authors and explaining it. Good luck!

Edited by: Xavi Haro on Nov 7, 2017 4:50 PM
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 8:51 AM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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Muhammad Abdun-Nafay wrote:
I have seen, but this is my first book. I may need to charge a little less. Don't you think so?

You charge what the book is worth in the marketplace. You figure that out by looking at the competition. Readers expect a well-written, properly formatted, professionally presented product whether it's your first book or your hundredth. If your book is not up to snuff, they will not cut you any slack simply because you style yourself as an amateur.
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Re: My first Book on Amazon
Posted: Nov 7, 2017 9:40 AM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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Muhammad Abdun-Nafay wrote:
I have seen, but this is my first book. I may need to charge a little less. Don't you think so?
Charge whatever you think it's worth.
Charge too little, it probably isn't worth a lot.
Charge too much, you price yourself out of the market.
Compare your book to similar books in category, page length, grammar (if applicable) and cover, and start by charging the same amount.
If you don't get any/many sales, lower the price by half a dollar and see what that does.
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Re: My first Book on Amazon
Posted: Nov 7, 2017 12:44 PM   in response to: Muhammad Abdun-... in response to: Muhammad Abdun-...
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For a paperback (use CreateSpace for that, not buggy KDP Print Beta) you are pretty much stuck. If you mean 250 pages, a 5.5 by 8.5 inch book costs $3.58 to print. Amazon takes 40 percent to sell the book. So if you charge $9.95, Amazon remits $5.97 to CreateSpace, which gives you a royalty of $2.39, which isn't bad at all. If you think it's worth $12.95, then after Amazon's 40 percent and CS's printing cost, then your royalty is $4.19.

I always price the ebook at one-half the paperback, so for $9.95 I'd likely charge $4.99, and for $12.95 I'd probably go for $5.99.

For hardcover, you'd have to go to IngramSpark, which is a bit more challenging to set up but is probably the best printer of self-published books.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 5:32 PM   in response to: Elodie in response to: Elodie
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Hmmmmmmm. Half a dollar? It means that the price should be 3-5 dollars so that half dollar means something. Right?
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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 5:35 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Oh! I see, and I should mention that this 250 contains more than 120 images too. Will it further increase the price? Oh man! I will better select the 35% royalty option. What do you think?
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