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Patrick A. Smith

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Re: The value of e-books
Posted: Dec 31, 2017 11:33 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn wrote:
Select has nothing whatever to do with where you sell paperbacks.

And when it comes to ebooks, there are more sales on the other online bookstores than there are full reads on Kindle Select. And if you price at $2.99 and above, you'll always earn more money from a sale than from a full read.

All of my sales are $2.99 and above. When I was in all the other places I sold almost nothing. So yes, I definitely earn far more on k you 2 alone than i did in all others plat forms sales combined.
allan dudson

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Re: The value of e-books
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:36 AM   in response to: allan dudson in response to: allan dudson
 
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Thanks for info... HNY
chris

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Re: The value of e-books
Posted: Jan 2, 2018 1:29 AM   in response to: allan dudson in response to: allan dudson
 
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I think pricing depends on how well you are known, among other factors.

If you are self-published, placing a high price on an eBook will probably garner you less sales, unless you are already well established and have already sold a lot of books.

People want to know what they are getting for their money when they dish out $2.99 or $5.99 for a book (or higher, as many eBooks are).

People are more willing to take a chance on a new author when the eBook is at a lower price. It's just human nature.

I haven't looked at the UK eBook list but when I view the US eBook bestseller lists the prices are all over the map.

Edited by: chris on Jan 2, 2018 1:29 AM
George Garrigues

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Re: The value of e-books
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 8:00 PM   in response to: Wilai Lattimore in response to: Wilai Lattimore
 
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Thanks, Wilai ! You have a good attitude which I think will help other writers. It's helped me, with this posting of yours.
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