Her question to me has been how much she should charge for it.
My answer has been a resounding “Uhhhhhh, I dunno.”
So I’ve come to you, dear Writerspace friends, to learn your thoughts. What price do you think is appropriate for a well written and edited tale of suspense from a previously published author who has received some acclaim but—as yet—little fame?
Obviously, she doesn’t want to make it too costly, as that could keep some folks from buying.
By the same token, however, she doesn’t want to mark it so low that some readers automatically assume her novel isn’t very good. After all, some authors have experienced an upsurge in sales after raising the price of an eBook.
Naturally, there’ve also been others who’ve had the exact opposite happen.
That’s why I want to learn, from those of you with ereaders: what’s your sweet spot?
Is there a particular price you expect to pay for a self-published eBook?
Do you think digital books should be priced according to genre? If so, which would you expect to cost more and which would you assume to be less?
If you stumble across an eBook that’s offered for free, do you typically snatch it up? If so, are you more or less (or equally) likely to read it than another book on your ereader that cost you something to download?
The three most common prices for self-published eBooks currently seem to be 99 cents, $2.99 and $4.99. Of these three options, which amount do you most often pay?
How important is price when you decide whether you’re going to buy an eBook?
Is there a price you won’t go above? If so, what is it?
Any answers you can provide for the above questions will be greatly appreciated! By the same token, additional information that you think important enough to offer would be extremely helpful as well. One person who leaves a comment will be selected to receive a free copy of my debut novel, MRS. GOODFELLER.