Ebooks for $0.99 are becoming the norm it appears. Even though I was at first sceptical of the model, there is no doubt that it works and drives sales. While I have for some time stuck with a set pricing structure for my own books, one point it has highlighted for me is that there is an equation between volume and price to consider, as well as placing my ebooks sensibly for new readers to hopefully discover.
It goes without saying that my ‘Free Bestseller’, as Amazon so imaginatively call it, is a free ebook. Vandalism of Words has astounded me by the number of Kindles it now resides on. 1000’s upon 1000’s of copies have been downloaded from the Kindle Store and many 1000’s more from Smashwords, Sony, Diesel and other online distributors. What surprised me the most was the positive reaction to the book and the number of fantastic reviews it has received. So while not earning money for me, it is finding readers who are new to my writing.
The next conclusion, which took no science at all to arrive at, was that the couple of ebooks I have listed at $0.99 sell very well indeed. Far out numbering sales for my full novels which list at $3.99. So with this in mind I have decided to have a 99c summer experiment. Let’s see what July and August bring.
So if you’re in the mood for a 99c Kindle summer stock up, you can get HAL, February The Fifth, Louis, Dead Men and Milo Moon for the new price. Also available at Smashwords for all types of e-readers.
Oh, and of course the free books stay free.