The .99 cent books aren’t working anymore and why?

I believe the public sees it as being devalued work. When my first book came in 2016. Upon seeing so many suggestions I asked my publisher about listing the book for a .99  and they flat out said “NO! Everyone will wonder what’s wrong with an 800 page book coming out for .99? Citing this worked to attract readers years ago when Ebooks were a new novelty but now there are thousands of .99 books out there. It’s better to offer a limited time giveaway than to permanently list a huge book for .99 cents” 

They explained that books of 100-150 pages aren’t scrutinized so much if listed for .99 cents as big books are. That the higher the page count goes, the more the book is going to cost because it was more expensive to produce.

Price is an important when deciding to list your books. I read once you start listing them at such low rate it is difficult to move to a higher price. 



About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to The .99 cent books aren’t working anymore and why?

  1. Alisha says:

    I believe it’s OK to sell a small book less than a hundred pages for .99 but when they get beyond that the price should increase.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Denise says:

    The public has become spoiled. People don’t appreciate that which comes too easy.

    Liked by 1 person

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