It’s almost here!
I’m self-publishing a guide to writing a novel. Soon. At first it’s going to be available exclusively via e-book, but I’m going to turn my attention to print once that’s done.
It will be 47 rules and it’s around 40,000 words. While I originally thought it was mainly going to be posts drawn from the blog, it ended up being a whole lot of new material (which is why it took longer than I thought). Even some posts I drew from the blog were extensively rewritten, and it’s gone through two extensive rounds of editing by professional editors.
So. How much should it cost?
There are lots of differing opinions out there about how much e-books should cost. Konrath feels that the sweet spot for novels is $3.99, Smashwords agrees, others say it depends. I haven’t seen many ideas for nonfiction. I don’t plan to give this baby away for free, but short of that, what in the heck should I charge?
Here’s a poll. I’d love your vote. Please put on your author hat rather than reader hat.
Poll results are advisory only. I’ll circle back with a post on how I choose my ultimate price. Thanks, everyone!
Art: Beim Notar by Josef Wagner-Höhenberg