Pricing

eBook Pricing: No Special Formula to Determine the Right Selling Price for Your eBook (So Keep These 7 Points in Mind)

How much should you sell your new eBook for? The one you spent months or years writing, not to mention (most likely) funding. Most often I see people price an eBook based on Amazon’s royalty structure (generally, prices outside $2.99 to $9.99 get a 35% commission). Some might look at production values, the niche it …

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Holiday Book Pricing and Self-Publishers: Where are we headed next year? Bonus: Will Facebook Shake Down Authors?

I think this is going to be the sales season that eBooks came into their own as a holiday gift item and in the process rock the world of all book prices perhaps well into the future. [This is a twofer post: see below regarding the Facebook article.] As always, Amazon is in the middle …

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Amazon’s Expands KDP Select to Include Kindle Countdown Deals Benefit

Amazon Expands KDP Select to Include Kindle Countdown Deals Benefit

Kindle Countdown Deals is not a new program but an extension of the KDP Select program, the exclusive sales commitment publishers make with Amazon in return for certain promotional benefits. Originally the primary benefit included the ability to promote your eBook for free for up to 5, 24 hour periods. Click here to learn more …

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Amazon Kindle MatchBook Essentials: An FAQ for Publishers

Kindle MatchBook Essentials is another of our quick reference guides to what you need to know about an important self-publishing topic. (Click here for our popular ISBN Essentials and here for Copyright Essentials.) 5 Basics: You must have a print edition of your eBook to participate. The only shoppers that can buy your eBook at the …

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Kindle MatchBook Moves Amazon Further Ahead-But will publishers sign-on?

Have you ever debated whether to buy the print edition, or the eBook edition? Both have their uses. Why can’t they be sold with a bundled price? The answer is Amazon’s Kindle Matchbook and it allows buyers of print books to buy the eBook at a deep discount–between $0 and $2.99 depending on your eBooks …

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Kindle eBook Royalties: 70% vs. 35% and 6 Essential Things You Need to Know

UPDATE, 2018: New 50% Kindle royalties option. Click here to learn more. (opens new window) Who doesn’t want to get a 70% royalty!? I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t but it does help to understand the quirks and rules that determine when you get the higher royalty, and when you don’t. And what you have …

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