Oh, Readers. I’ve been trying to set prices for The Clearing both as a paperback and an e-book, and I am just. about. to tear out all my hair.
What is a fair price for either one?
I googled it, of course, and saw every opinion under the sun, so basically I got nowhere and I still have no idea how much to charge for these things. The price I originally wanted to charge for my paperback was actually going to lose me money, which… I mean, I love writing and all, but come on. You know? So right now it’s sitting at a price that many paperbacks cost in the bookstores, but then I think, is that fair? I’m totally unknown. How much will people pay for an author they’ve never heard of?
And don’t even get me started on Kindle pricing.
Actually, nevermind, it’s too late. I’m already started.
There are free Kindle books. FREE. I did not know this because I don’t have a Kindle. And then there are lots of books that cost $0.99. Or $1.99. Really?! I knew they were cheap, but I was thinking $5.00 or so. Is that completely unrealistic and a total rip-off? Because if it is, please tell me. I don’t know much about these newfangled e-books.
Has anyone done this before? How did you figure out what price point to set?