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A great post by Brittany – what should be the average price of an e-book? Better yet, a great tip on how you can have it all and read what you love for free!
Originally posted on Me and my writing life:
There’s been a lot on the news wires and internet sites recently about the prices of e-books. What is too high? What is too low? There’s a wide range right now. You see e-books priced $10 or up. (The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is priced at $11.99 on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.) You also see books priced at 99 cents or a little more.
I would be willing to buy the e-book, on the advice of several friends who have told me how good this book, in paperback for $10 or so, maybe even $15. I don’t know that I’m willing to spend that much on an ebook. The only time I might is for an author that I absolutely love. I’m not a hardcover buyer, unless – again – it’s an author I love.
I realize some might call me a hypocrite, because my e-book is priced at $9.99. I’m not sure why it’s that high. I’m a relatively unknown author. I’m trying to build my “author brand” and all of that, and I want to work on getting the price of my e-book down, which is why this argument intrigues me.