Our guest blogger today is Fred Johnson, an editor for Standout Books, where he helps authors take their manuscripts from good to perfect. In his spare time, Fred writes bad poetry and worries about the future.
A quick guide to pricing your e-book
There’s one question that we editors hear again and again from self-publishing writers we work with: How much should I charge for my ebook?
It’s certainly a tricky question. The history of self-publishing is littered with tragic tales of over- and under-priced books falling at the wayside as stingy or skeptical crowds pass them by. It’s one of the most common mistakes self-publishing writers make.
Pricing your book isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. It depends on what you’ve written; how long your book is; how established you are as a writer; and any recognition, reviews, or awards you or your work have amassed. The quality of the cover, formatting, and design will also play an important role. Before you think about pricing your book, look over these tips.