Even though on the surface it seems like an easy decision, the pricing of ebooks can be tricky for an indie author. Too low, and your quality book can be dragged into the mire of trunk novels and the other dreck that should never see the light of day. Too high, and you risk putting off potential readers who have never read your work. I’ve blogged about this topic before, when I was new to the epublishing revolution. My conclusions were that you had to stay between $.99 & $2.99. After more than a year on my indie journey, I still don’t know what the right price is for my books. Many indie authors (Konrath, Crouch, Dean Wesley Smith, David Wisehart, etc), are experimenting with pricing anywhere from $3.99 to $7.99. Wisehart is selling a ton of copies at $7.99.
I figure, if I lose a few sales over the course of the month, I’ll probably make up for it in Amazon borrows. What is an indie writer to do?
That’s where the readers of this blog come in handy. I need as much feedback as possible on what is appropriate to charge for an ebook. I’m seriously considering changing the price of my novels to $3.99 or even $4.99.
Please vote on this poll, and if you’d be so kind, leave a comment or three. If you can share this post with other like-minded people, perhaps I can get a consensus on my dilemma.