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Pricing Indie Books (& shameless promotion)


D. Wallace Peach is having a whale of a sale!

Myths of the Mirror

Mark Twain looking over a few of my books.

Pricing books is tough, especially for those of us who rely on our own efforts to market.

When I started writing, my overarching aim was to build a readership. I wanted to share my stories with the world, and as a result, every other goal took second place. Unfortunately, my dreams were quickly dashed. I had a publisher who controlled my prices and wasn’t willing to negotiate. The prices were high (in my opinion), and the publisher didn’t support giveaways or discounts. My sales were horrible. My entire royalty for my first year was $8.00. No one was reading my books.

After six titles, I canceled my contracts and indie-published all my books. Immediately, I lowered prices and ran routine giveaways. As I suspected, my readership grew, and though I was lightyears away from making a living as an author, my…

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JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com You can follow her on at http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar, http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

4 comments on “Pricing Indie Books (& shameless promotion)

  1. Thanks again for sharing, Jacquie. Pricing is tricky and it’s hard to find that sweet spot! 🙂 I’m happy to have a big old sale before prices go up! Happy Weekend, my friend. Hugs.

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  2. I really liked this post. It is definitely an issue–pricing.

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