In preparing Master of the House for digital publishing, I am beginning to look at what a reasonable price for an e-book would be. I figure that my potential audience for this sort of thing would be the best place to pose the question.
So, there are a few options for this and a few things to consider.
This particular book is done in two distinct parts. As a consumer, would you rather…
- Pay a small amount, $3 to $5 for Part 1 and then later $5 to $7 for Part 2.
- Pay a set amount, like $5 to $6 per portion of the complete work.
- Pay upfront for the entire thing at $8-12.
Each option has its merits.
Option #1 allows you to explore the world and perhaps decide that this story is not for you at a low over all cost. The higher price of Part 2 would compensate for that.
Option #2 allows the buyer to avoid feeling like they were put into a “gotcha” kind of situation. You’re paying for what you get outright but you may pay a little bit more overall if you decide to stop after Part 1.
Option #3 is more the “support the artist”, “I liked the concept so I’m all in” kind of purchase. You may end up saving a dollar or two in this instance.
Please leave comments and opinions below. Thanks!