An Axe to Grind E-book Pricing

I'm sure people are wondering why An Axe to Grind is priced at $1.99.

I read about an author whose priced her own books really low for the Kindle and she is selling lots.

Because An Axe to Grind is part of the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, I thought pricing the e-book low might give more readers the opportunity to get acquainted with all the police officers and their families who inhabit Rocky Bluff and they might wnat to read more about them.

Fortunately, I have a publisher who is willing to go along with all my ideas. Do I think this will work? I have no idea, but it's worth a try.

After doing my taxes and seeing how much more I spend promoting than I make selling, figured it was time to attempt something new.

The trade paperback will remain at the same already low price of $12.95. As soon as they arrive, anyone can order an autographed copy from my website.



Judi Hussain said…
Marilyn, I for one can attest to the "low-price leader" drawing me in. I have downloaded the sample and will complete the download as soon as I'm finished with the book I'm currently reading. Glad you discussed your strategy. I'd wondered.
Cheryl said…
I am a firm believer in trying anything once. The nice thing about all you spend on promotion is probably the tax deduction, but hey, you want to sell books too.

Please let me know how this goes. My children's book will be out in PDF, as well as print, so I would love to hear what benefits your decision reaps.

Good luck!

Morgan Mandel said…
Let us know how it does. I'm thinking of pricing my self-pub book at 99 or 1.99 as well.

Morgan Mandel

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