How Much Should an Ebook Cost? A Tale From Two Perspectives

After my last sale I decided to leave Goddess at $.99. So far, no regrets.

Kelee Morris

You’re a writer. You worked for months, possibly years, to bring your creative dream to fruition. The book’s good, damn good. At least you think so. Now you’re ready to upload it to Kindle. Of course, you want to be payed a fair price for all of your hard work. Perhaps you also have dreams of escaping your soul sucking day job and becoming a professional writer. You earn higher royalties on Amazon if you price your book between $2.99 and $8.99. Many traditional publishers charge the same price for their ebooks as a printed copy.

So, how should you price your book?

You’re a reader. You read traditionally published authors and you’re willing to pay a premium for their books because you know the author and you’ve read the reviews of their latest book in major magazines and newspapers.

But you also like to check out new and up-and-coming writers who publish…

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