This is really just a simple post for me to think out loud. Won’t even be that long and I’ll be away from my computer for most of the day. So, I’ll be checking comments, but not replying until the evening. Guess that’s a disclaimer.
A year or two ago, I dropped all of my books to 99 cents. I thought this would help sales since it was a low price. It worked for a bit, but mostly on Legends of Windemere where the first book is free. The other books didn’t move that much and eventually died, including the new releases. Then, the book series died and I haven’t sold a book since December 27th. Free ones move at times, but that’s really it. Even the pages are low. If this is at 99 cents then what do I do?
To anyone who suggests giving away all my books for free . . . No. I’d like to make some money on this.
So, I’m thinking of changing all of the books (minus the freebie) to $2.99 come April or maybe the summer. Why? Because it’s a 70% royalty on that price and it isn’t like the lower price is selling. Might as well go bigger and hope for the best. Maybe people see 99 cents and assume it’s priced low due to sucking. It’ll take a day to get Ichabod, Legends, Nytefall, and Bedlam back up to $2.99 though. So, I may be leaning towards either the summer or even doing it over the February break if I have the chance.
So, any thoughts or should I just follow my heart? Not that the thing has done me any favors lately.