When you go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to buy a digital copy of a book what does the price of a book say to you?
This is a fun topic of conversation in my house. My husband and I hold different views. My firm belief is that if you have something to share and are confident in what you are sharing you will set your book at a reasonable price .99 – 2.99. My reasoning for this is because reaching a mass amount of people, making it more affordable to share what you have to say should be more important then jacking up your price 7.99-12.99. My husband, on the other hand, leans more towards pricing books at the higher end of the sale because that shows confidence in the quality of your book.
In this digital age, I feel like information is about accessibility and not making money though I do think you can do both. When e-books first came out they were very affordable and now their prices rival the costs of print books. Thank you big 5 publishers for ruining a good thing because you were losing money in your already billion dollar industry.
On the flip side, I see my husband’s point that if you value your information you will price it accordingly. I am about to publish a book, and pricing it has become more of a grey area for me. I was thinking of pricing it at .99 but thinking of pricing it more, because I do have confidence in what I am publishing. It’s an interesting concept to think about.
What does a price of a digital book say to you?