An Experiment in Pricing…

Somewhere, I believe online, I have read that $3.99 is the perfect price for e-books. The theory is that if a book is priced at $2.99, readers view the book as being “cheap” and equate it as a reflection of low-quality content. On the other hand, books at $4.99 are seen as a pricey gamble.

Thus far, I have self-published three books. My fourth book is nearing completion, but as all four books are part of the same series, readers may wish to read the first three books prior to the fourth’s release. Therefore, it seemed to be a perfect time to conduct my $3.99 experiment.

So, “Wicked Normal,” “Wicked Weird,” and “Wicked Awesome” are available for Kindle and Nook for $3.99 each. If I sell many more copies than I had been selling, I will know that the $3.99 price is, indeed, the perfect price for e-books. If sales remain the same, well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

For anyone who has been sitting on pins and needles in anticipation, the fourth book will likely be called “Wicked Dramatic.” It will tell the story of Persephone Smith’s year as an eighth grader… a year filled with Drama (with a capital D).

Yes, I’m glad I’m not in Junior High anymore. It was… well, wicked dramatic. Yeah, it wasn’t a stretch to figure out what Book Four’s title would be.

Thanks for reading.

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