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by TracyEWymer
April 20th, 2011, 5:59 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: E-Publishing in general

That's not the point. The point is that the consumer would be more likely to purchase both Pratchett's book and Frednewauthor's book, even if Frednewauthor's book was at $2.99 as compared to $9.99. Pratchett's fans, and the likes, are going to buy his books no matter what. So publishers could price ...
by TracyEWymer
April 20th, 2011, 2:37 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: E-Publishing in general

Yeah, that makes sense too. But keep in mind, with a graduated pricing model not all e-books would be $0.99. Some would start there, or higher, and then, according to sales, increase in price over time. My thinking is that this would increase sales volume. The problem is that publishers bank on peop...
by TracyEWymer
April 20th, 2011, 12:08 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: E-Publishing in general

Would the small sellers really be generating a deeper loss? Think about it. It comes down to quantity and how many books the small sellers (or mid-list) would sell if their books were cheap ($0.99) to start with, and then increased in price as sales increased. Wouldn't the mid-list authors sell more...
by TracyEWymer
April 19th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

The No-Name E-Book Model

An e-book hypothetical. This leans on Nathan's post about the "tragedy of the commons." What if traditional publishers, in order to level the playing field and make their e-books more appealing to consumers, that is--more appealing than the $0.99-$2.99 self-published books, used a graduated price in...