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In the wide world of publishing, books are a cherished commodity. Not only to readers, but writers too. We all can appreciate the convenience and price of an e-book, but holding pages in your hand really shows a physical, tangible connection to hard work and creativity. I love getting a book handed to me or [...]

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Normally, I will do these on Thursdays, but I shall be in another country and most likely away from electronics until I return. But, I read this article and found it useful if not enlightening. So, enjoy David’s work and look into his other posts!

David Gaughran

soulsale There’s more guff written about pricing than almost anything else, resulting in an extremely confusing situation for new self-publishers. I often see them pricing too low or too high, and the decision is rarely made the right way, i.e. ascertaining their goals and pricing accordingly.

Price/value confusion

Before we get to the nuts-and-bolts, it’s time to slay a zombie meme. Much of the noise on this issue springs from conflating two concepts, namely price and value.

Authors often say something like, “My book is worth more than a coffee.” Or publishers might say, “A movie costs $10 and provides two hours of entertainment. Novels provide several times that and should cost more than $9.99.”

Price and value are two different things. From Wikipedia:

Economic value is not the same as market price. If a consumer is willing to buy a good, it implies that the customer places a higher value…

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