- Posted by Johanna on June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Peter David, Bob Greenberger, and others are banding together later this summer as the Crazy 8 Press collective to self-publish their creative works in both print-on-demand and digital formats. Which leads to the question: how much should the books sell for? David’s book The Camelot Papers, the first planned, he describes as “an original, satirical Arthurian novel with a political bent, 454 pages”. Currently, at his blog, he’s taking comments on what readers think the price for the ebook version should be.
Suggestions range from 99 cents (awfully low for that much content) to “same price as a physical paperback” (which seems to me to miss the point of ebooks) to “under $10″ to anywhere from $2.99 to $5.99. It’s neat to see an author taking input (although David has reserved the right to decide whatever he wants, as he should), even if I suspect his fans are going to provide higher answers than he might get elsewhere. Which is one reason I’m opening discussion here — what factors do you consider in deciding what you’ll pay for an ebook you’re interested in?