Start thinking about pricing your books so that they’re competitive with the paperback versions, not the hardcovers. Give you an example: I’m trying my best to get back to The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. The hardcover goes for eighteen bucks and the paperback nine and a half… and the Kindle version is eleven. I’m discovering that I’m more likely to finish nonfiction books on my Kindle than otherwise – don’t ask me why – but pegging the price as a discount on the hardcover is maybe affecting my cheapskate instincts. Which is why the darn book is on of the piles scattered about the house.
Obviously, a new book is a new book; but if you’re bringing out softcover reprints, maybe linking the new Kindle price to that will help with sales? – Or not. This thought just occurred to me.
PS: Downloaded and read Confessions of a D-List Supervillain this morning. Overall: well worth the three bucks. Started strong, good character development of the hero/protagonist, action and plot maintained up until the last ‘chapters,’ which unfortunately did come across as slightly rushed (the book was originally a novella, and it still slightly shows). The book probably could have used another two chapters or so of development, but It Did Not Suck. Of course, I admit to having a certain weakness for books that have chapter headings like “Like I Need Another Reason to Invade Branson, Missouri” and get away with it…