the technology is advancing too quickly and the newer generation sees no need to buy physical books; although there will always be a market for it. There's just something different about having a physical book in your' hand, sitting at the beach in a chair, enjoying the view, and taking a dip in the water.
That will never change.
I wonder if Amazon should slow down policy upon policy dragged out every day so the dust could actually settle.
I increased two of my three books from $2.99 to $4.99 a couple of days ago. I intend to keep them at that. The only reason I didn't also increase the third one is that it is a shorter book than the other two.
They say that when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. When sales slow, the temptation is to DO something, and since price is one of the few quick and easy things to change, the temptation is there to try a new price.
I've learned over the years in investments that usually the right thing to do upon news of changes in the stock market is nothing - just keep following the plan. That doesn't make it easy though.
Traci, I see your collection isn't doing too badly (at least IMO), and a $9.99 book brings in a nice chunk on each sale. That has to help.
Thanks Lisa...what is really funny about my d'oh moments is that I DO actually price on a dare, and just forgot.
And then I looked at my end of the week sales and saw that this time the 4.99 book did the best so I upped all my prices. Then, after upping them all I decided to do a free promo. So...yeah. My choices seem reasonable as I make them, lol. But on paper they look a little haywire! ; )
That cover is so beautiful I can hardly stand it. SOOOO beautiful!
So...the deal is...I have had my cover for a long time and have sort of branded myself with it. It gets a lot of positive feedback and looks pretty good in the thumbnail. Plus, I am super attatched to my buyers remorse cover.
And Mitzy is a blonde...with curly hair.
All of that said, if that gorgeous cover suddenly appeared on this thread with a curly headed blonde, purple highlight action around the author name and title, and covers in the same style for Eminent Domain and Buyer's Remorse, I would be sorely tempted to use them! In fact, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk...
ed to add: The 9.99 collection has only sold 2 copies so...it could be doing better. ; )
Yeah! We had a little change in plans with the sci-fi. My brother/collaborator and I write at too very different speeds and I can't afford to wait any longer, so now we are both writing novels in the same world, for our "Tangle Saga," but mine will come out first.
I have a message out to Aman about proofing but I haven't heard back yet. As soon as it is proofed, I'm pubbing it at BN and SW. I'll wait on Amazon so it can be a new release in November to maximize sales here.
Traci - is your book new?? I just uploaded my first...and I know the only ones to buy it so far are family and friends, lol. So I will sit back and be patient and listen to what the others said! LOL Where can I find a link to your book??