13 September 2012
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Question: How do I decide what price to sell my ebook for?

My Answer: To determine your price look at what else is available in the marketplace (especially the ebook marketplace in question - eg. Amazon or Apple). Being an unknown author, subtract a substantial amount from any similarly-sized books by well-known ones (eg. 25%) and if there are no others competing, think about the cost of a book like this in print, then reduce that by at least 20% (I recommend 50-60%). These figures are just pulled from thin air and are just my opinion.

Part of the reason why ebooks are cheaper to buy than printed books is because of substantially reduced production costs. To lay out a printed book like yours I would have to charge over $1200. On top of that, a publisher has to pay for printing and postage, cop the cost of returns from bookshops, plus the cost of failed books they can't even sell at RRP and must remainder.

Older questions and conversations that may interest you:

How can I get ebooks listed as new releases on Amazon?

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What kind of ebook should I make?
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