Research the market before setting your book pricing. One of the many reasons that paperback books are still selling well is because traditional publishers are pricing e-books close to their print counterparts. For an enlightened view on pricing, check out the article Indie Authors: How to Price Your Book for Optimal Success! by Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
While book reviews on Amazon are a must, many of my book design clients go beyond (they’re an overachieving bunch!) and use Kirkus, a paid book review service. Kirkus is respected in the industry because of its unbiased reviews. Here’s a list of 10 Paid Book Review Sites That Can Springboard Your Writing Career. Please research the company before investing in a book review.
The Print on Demand (POD) model, such as Amazon CreateSpace, is to sell a book and then print the book to fulfill the order. If you know you can sell over 1000 books, it’s generally most cost effective to use an offset/traditional book printer. Drop me an email if you need a recommendation.
Help for Independent Presses
Have you written a nonfiction or fiction manuscript? After it has been professionally edited, I can design the interior pages and cover, plus guide you through the maze of book publishing and printing. To get started, call me at 503-690-2438 to discuss your project and my helpful guide for authors.