Why I Changed My Book Prices
Writing books is a pretty tough job. I’m writing today to tell you all that being an indie author is really hard. It’s an expensive hobby for sure. And most authors actually don’t make money putting books out. I’m fortunate I’m in a position where I can make “some” money, but money isn’t really the driving force behind why I want to put books out, you know?
Going forward, I will be trying to put books out at full price. I know a lot of my readers are familiar and comfortable at the $0.99 price point, but I encourage you that going for full price books can make a HUGE difference. It can let authors go for better covers for one, and give them more time to produce a quality piece of work
So let me explain what this means for my books,
The Alpha Wolves of Myre Falls Box Set will be on sale for $0.99 for the first week, then I will be raising it to $2.99.
I would love to keep it at $0.99 as long as I can, but most people don’t really know how much goes into a book.
I just want to share with you guys why supporting indie authors with full price books should be considered.
The total cost for The Dragon’s Healer (which is just the first book of 4) is around $1,300, and this is without marketing or any post-production cost
Covers ain’t cheap either. Typically for a nice book cover, that’ll run around $100-$300 depending on custom models, additional images, etc
There are lots of other misc cost involved, but if I want to include a healthy marketing budget, then I need a minimum of around$3,425 per book.
That’s a lotta cost coming out of my pockets lol
Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally okay paying this cost to reach new readers and everything. It’s just gotta be worth my time, you know what I mean?
I hope a lot of you can see why many authors try not to go the $0.99 route.
Did you know Amazon only pays authors 35 cents for every $0.99 cent book?
That means we’d have to sell at least 10,000 copies just to break even. Of course, there’s always Kindle Unlimited as well, but you can imagine why being an author can be so difficult. We have to sell a lot of books just to break even, and then we can make some you know?
I hope this can sway you, my loyal readers😘, that while my books will be full price going forward, it’s only full price because I want to produce the best books for you with the best covers and a quality story that took time to finish
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Alpha Wolves of Myre Falls series so far, and thank you all again for your amazing support!
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