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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: purple monkey on November 06, 2016, 10:04:12 AM

Title: Sweet price point for ebooks?
Post by: purple monkey on November 06, 2016, 10:04:12 AM
Hello,
I am considering a short ebook and wanted to learn about your experience.
Is 0.99 too little and really does not attract anyone, or is 3.99 too much.
All suggestions are welcome.
TIA
Title: Re: Sweet price point for ebooks?
Post by: swick on November 06, 2016, 11:20:04 AM
It depends on how short it is and how valuable/specialized the information.

 Also if you will be selling it on your site or on Amazon. Then you have to look at the price points that the offer commissions between x and x (sorry, I don't remember off the top of my head) offer 30% commission and the other their is 70% so you want to price it within the 70% range.

Also, you need to figure out "why" you are selling your ebook? If it is short it may be more valuable to offer it for free as a lead generator/list builder if you have other bigger projects/services etc.  You would use a different approach if you just want to put something up on amazon as a stand alone, again a different approach if you want o have it as part of a series. You don't provide enough info for anyone to give you really helpful/specific advice.
Title: Re: Sweet price point for ebooks?
Post by: Smokystache on November 06, 2016, 06:03:23 PM
There is also a huge difference between fiction and non-fiction. Generally speaking, people will pay more for self-published non-fiction (assuming they need the information) than fiction. How much more? Depends on how badly they need the info and if they can get it from other sources.