yes, your price is definitely too high. I'd lower it to at least 3.99, maybe 2.99. I have only one book at 3.99 myself (it's over 170K words and over 300 pages in printed format), all the rest are at 2.99 with a couple at 1.99. My sales have been trending upwards constantly and I'm now selling close to 100 a week.
I set my prices like I set my spending habits, I rarely buy anything over 3.99 in ebooks, so I don't price over 3.99.
Illcoli7 -- yes, well my publisher for my last 3 Pauperback titles has these books under its control and have priced them at 6, 7, and 8 dollars (it is a trilogy begun with City for Ransom). Some of my BEST work and it does not get readf or purchased at those prices and has not for two years. They refuse to listen to reason, so they sit there like three stone gargoyles daring anyone to purchase....Some few sales but nothing like my sweet spot titles at 2.99. I have 21 set at 99c. almost that number at 2.99, some at 1.99 and a few at 3.99. None above that except those priced by HarperCollins....ugh!
My ebook is free today, if you can sharing with others:
"The Cuban Christian Writer: Redemption, Encouragement & Restoration Stories" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055ECG0I
Thanks in advance, blessings,
I realize this has been repeated elsewhere but did not wish anyone to miss it:
When someon comes to you and asks, "Can you write a story on X, Y, or Z...." or would you be interested in adding a story to our anthology that has a theme of....Z, Y, or X...." What should your answer be??
CHALLENGE yourself....never say NO to a potential opportunity to be involved in an anthology.
Here is the result of my last enthusiastic YES...after I got over the shock of asking myself WHAT can I possibley add to this anthology...I have no clue for an idea....Outcome - my BEST short fiction ever and now it is being used to debute and ballyhoo the anthology in a limited edition single short placed up to push the anthology: Choices in the Dark is title of my short and now it is title of a Kindle limited edition book! On sale for a limited time. The collection comes out this FALL.
Hmmm...said I would end this #1 Thread for good, but have had requests from others where to find it....like YOU, Polywog! So have dragged it back, and here it is...
Meantime - this is a fresh mocksie approach I took for slammng about a book on facebook...note the hutzpah in promoting my Cutting Edge:
You got this Cherokee cop, a det. in Houston PD, a real messed up guy really, a hunter off the RES. who looks like the actor Jimmy Smits with scars...then there is this lovely female shrink who can not find anyone in the department EXCEPT Lucas to listen to her spiel about a theory on a cold case...nor does he have anyone else she is so bloody attracted to as dangerous as that is...then you got it FREE for next two day:
Ditto that -- FREE on EARTH DAY -- No we can never stay socially or morally abreast of technology; if we could keep up with the pace, if our brains and our hearts could keep such pace, perhaps there'd be hope for us all. I really get tired of the division and divisiveness myself. Until I started posting on facebook, no one had ever call med a communist, a leftist, a lefty, a pinko, or a liberal. I had never acted from the position of a LABEL. I do know this, that it is far easier to label a person than to take the time to get to know him or her. But on this forum, I am very happy there is no such divisiveness.
While I agree with you about the over-the-top condition of politics and the various internet sites, writers should take great joy at seeing the passion and find ways to harness the interest and channel that into readers of our books.
The greedy banker and socialist activists story line goes back more than a hundred years and great plots have always been weaved around these folks.
This is a gift horse knocking on the door of Troy, just be careful when you let the Greeks in, they might want more of your dollars to fix their Euros!
Thanks for your efforts to drain the swamp.
It is up to enterprising writers to turn political passion into greenbacks. Even the best socialists are really capitalists. Just ask the Occupy folks to give you their ipads and see what they say!
Good luck to all!