Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why I've come to the pricing decision I've come to

And how it effects you, the readers.

I'm really not enjoying having to hike up my prices. And really I suppose I don't HAVE TO, nobody's actually forcing me. But I've been lurking a lot of reader forums lately and it seems as though a good amount of readers tend to snub indie authors and self pubbers who price their books <$2.99. So they won't even check out a 99 cent story. And dangit, my books are good. They're not bestsellers by any means, even if people do start buying them, but they're not crap quality.
Some might, have a few, too, many, commas, all up, in them, but I was learning, I'm still editing and updating, and it's not a huge typo flaw or massive spelling error.
But here's the good news. Once I get some reviews on my books, good or bad, I will lower the prices again. I just want there to be something a potential reader can use! Even a "book sucks don't bother" or "liked it" helps. There've been plenty of downloads of all of my books to have at least 1 or 2 reviews by now, so this shouldn't be too difficult.
But from now on, every new release will start at at least $2.99.
Coupons will be issued from time to time, and books will still be made free from time to time, but the lowest price without at least 5 reviews will be $2.99.