At the beginning of the year I changed the pricing on my eBooks (and forgot to post about it). Most that were $2.99 are now $3.99, and this’ll be the price point for my novel length stuff for the moment (although some series starters may be $0.99 or free).
This is just an experiment to see if it makes any difference, giving an impression of value to the object by the higher price. $3.99 is apparently the new $2.99, and the optimum price point for eBooks. According to some. It’ll probably take more than changing the price to get any traction, but it’s a relatively easy experiment to set up.
And when Smashwords have their Read an eBook week promotion it’ll be easier to put them at 25% ($0.99) rather than 50% ($1.49).
Novellas I’ll probably price at $1.99, and shorter works at $0.99.
You may notice that the pre-order of The Monster in the Mirror, which I mentioned in the previous post, is a novella at $0.99. It’ll rise to $1.99 sometime after the release date (maybe the day after), but I’m planning to price pre-orders slightly lower in the lead up to release. So if you’re interested in it, you can get it half the regular price by pre-ordering.