Got questions about pricing YOUR book?

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I get a lot of questions from new authors asking about how they should price their book.

  • Sometimes they want to give away a bunch of copies for free.
  • Sometimes they want to sell it for $0.99
  • Others price it as much as a new Stephen King novel.

While I want to state up front there’s really no wrong way to do this, and that you should follow your gut and get paid what you’re think you’re worth, you’ll definitely see different numbers of sales depending on how you price your book.

But you will also see different levels of profits.

This chart from Written Word Media shows that, but one thing you want to consider is this:

Early in your career, you might need more
readers than you need more profit


I’m not saying give your book away, but if you make the same amount of royalties on 5 books as you do 50, maybe you’ll end up with 50 customers – and be better off long term.

On the other hand, if you can make the same amount of money on five books, that’s a lot less work for the same amount of money.

So it depends on what you’re trying to do. Grow a new business or make money from the new business. Both are possible and everything in between those extremes is certainly there to be had, but at least this will give you more information to make a decision with.
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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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