And the price of Please is…
If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’ve been experimenting with the price of the Please ebook to find the ideal price to attract new readers, raising and lowering it like a seismograph. OK, a seismograph that moves between $2.99 and $4.99.
A lot of indie writers think $2.99 is the perfect price for ebooks, with the occasional dip into 99 cents to generate publicity and drive sales. This isn’t the case for Please. Sales were slow but steady when I initially set the price at $3.99. When I dropped the price to $2.99, sales dropped as well. “Oh ho!” I thought. “My readers don’t trust lower prices and want to pay top dollar for quality writing. I am the scotch of literature!” So I raised the price to $4.99. And sales dropped again. Maybe my readers are just hung over.
So, for whatever reason, the ideal price for Please seems to be $3.99. And that’s where I’ll leave it. I’m done experimenting with price for that book. Now I’m just going to wait for riches and fame.