Yes, it's me again with my oh-so-important-intriguing blog. LOL
Today, I'm blogging about free reads. Yes, I have one on my website called Sexy Neighbor and it's been getting lots of great comments and tons of hits for me on the days a new piece is posted. It's kind of like a soap opera thing and I switch from the hero to the heroine's POV every other week. Readers seem to like it so I keep doing it.
What I'd like to know is as a reader or writer, does having this kind of thing draw you to a website? I mean, yes, I'm getting more hits, but does it help sell my books? Mmm...good question and one I can't really answer because there doesn't seem to be a way to track that kind of thing. I think it helps get my name out there and that is the important part.
Another question I have since things kind of hit the airwaves of the internet, does the price of the book make a difference to the reader? There is one self-published author on Amazon who priced her book at $.99 and has sold over 900,000 copies. Yes, that is nine hundred thousand copies. So, do you like to see your ebooks down in that range? $2.99? or is $6.50 too high for a book? Granted, she found a niche in whatever her books is about. No, I haven't read it and I don't even know what it's called off the top of my head. One thing I do know is Amazon pays two different ways. You either can do 35% and not pay a handling fee or you can get 70% and they charge you a small fee. The other thing within this realm is the 35% option, your book can be any price. In the 70% option, it cannot be lower than $2.99. So for this author who has sold 900,000 copies, she's getting 35% of her $.99. Granted it's still a good chunk of change.
Something to think about.
Until next month ~ Sandy