Monday, February 21, 2011
Question: How Much is Too Much?
I've sort of held with the idea that if you are self-publishing your work as an e-book and are not paying the publisher their huge cut, or giving 10% to an agent than you ought to keep the cost of your book low enough so that readers can get the most for their money as well as their e-readers.
As a reader I find I balk at paying too much for an e-book. Somewhere inside me I've set the limit at $5.99. More than that and I either check out the price of the print book or hit the library. Seem strange to hear from a writer? Maybe.
But, while I want to be compensated for my work, it is not the motivation behind my being a writer. I write because I love writing. I love to tell stories, to make up characters and situations and put them down for others to read. And that .... that is what motivates me. I want others to read, to enjoy, to gain something from my writing.
So there's my question? How much do you think is a fair price for an e-book? As a reader, and as a writer?