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Well, we indian writers designed this beast.
Suggest that the first stage in revising the editor is to agree on a reasonable eBook fee scheme for works that have been released separately. Considering the general psychological of buying (not only in the field of books), consumers have a tendency to compare prices and qualities. Its low cost, c'est un livre qui n'a rien à voir avec ce livre et qui doit être si bon marché ?
My suggestion is that we run an industry-wide advertising drive to refocus our readers' minds. Together we can define a common pricestandard, which cancels the subconscious connection between prices and qualities. The only determining factor in my style of eBook prices is the number of words. - No free eBooks, ever, with the proviso that free reviews directly to reviews in return for an honorable review does not matter.
They' re sold for 99c. They' re sold for $2.99. - Full: Works with a number of words of 40,000 or more are designated as full or full. A full is $3.99. The reserve is $3.99. Full can be selling for any price above that minimal costing floor kept installed by the author (I have full just selling penalty at $5. 99 and above).
Not a full one should ever fall below the land prices. - Shorts and mid-lengths should never be sold above the value of their number of words class caps. The prices should be determined on the basis of the overall number of words in the joint work. According to the standards of the publisher's sector, one page corresponds to 250 words. A few genuine hard-copy pages have only 250 words (300 to 350 would probably be more accurate), but 250 is the number that conventional editors use, calculated from an intersection of page size, margins, and type.
So here we have to think at the very beginning of the worldwide shift from hardcopy to digital literacy, because the great majority of our readership still has a foothold in both world. If they look at the value of an eBook, at least part of the Equation they run in their minds is a price comparison of that eBook to what they think the same song might taste like a genuine hardcover.
As a brickwork and grout bookshop buyer would not be expecting to be paying anywhere near the same rate for a five-page shortshot as they would a 200-page novel. So I suggest that eBooks should obey this principle of good judgment. Usually illuminated children's literature is well under 80 pages and 20,000 words in the brickwork and plaster worlds, but still has a high surcharge.
Most indie authors don't make this kind of work, so the people who do it are the ones who have to measure their value. I suggest an exclusive price for eBooks for works of literature and non-fiction consisting of words only or mainly.
These are some of the things I like most about this eBook price model: "Number of words is number of words. - It makes sure that A) hard-working writers are fairly remunerated for their work and B) the reader receives at least a quantative value for their work. The reader will always get "what they pay for", at least as far as the length of the text.
If the prizes remain the same, writers must vie for readership exclusively on the basis of the qualtity of their work - and, which is the kind of affirmative contest that reconciles the interests of writers and readership. - It provides consumers with a useful instrument for assessing shopping. As an example, if a product is assessed at $2. 99 or flooding, but Amazon's estimate leaf performance opportunity that it is a 30 leaf writing, the scholar can faculty readily recognize it as a contest and go on to a certain heading.
If there are no more free eBooks, 99 cent become the new "Sampling price". "Writers are deserving of payment for their work, and writers are deserving of low-cost ways to find new writers. - If the readership is made to notice that indie writers have joined together on a joint prize range and no longer give their qualitative work away for nothing, then very soon the subconscious equating of free and low value will just be right.
A shy man who cheats the editor would undermine his indie colleagues by giving away the book. Authors will intuitively prevent such apparent deception, and this is good for them. - At the moment Amazon only charges a 35% license fee for eBooks sold under $2.99. Your declared purpose is to pay the entire invoice for the supply of the data to the buyer's Kindle at this rate.
Had all indie writers adopted the price scheme suggested in this paper, 100% of the data Amazon provides for less than $2. 99 would be 79 pages or less. Being a large group of freelance writers, I think we could persuade Amazon to charge a license fee of 70% up to 99c.
Customize the prices of all your self-published eBooks on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, etc. to match this rate plan. The Sane Self-Publishing Ebook Priceing Module is followed. It' a fine act to come together and speak out publicly for the safety and health of our sector. In taking our responsibilities to manufacture a top of the range article at a reasonable cost, we maintain independent publishing for coming generation and are trustworthy.