Yeah, apparently that happened. It is something of a tangent–an introduction to Mark Coker (found of Smashwords) discussing how many indies may be underpricing themselves–but still, very surprising and very cool. Would have been nice if they’d linked directly to my blog posts, but you know what they say about beggars. Very little, because nobody likes beggars.

Anyway, I’m in general agreement with Mark–I think $2.99 is a viable price, but it may be a little low for some titles. A gut-check tells me that $3.99-5.99 is a great price for a book–that’s cheaper than virtually every paperback format–and his numbers seem to bear it out, too. Pricing a little bit higher also leaves you with some wiggle room to charge more than $0.99 for shorter works: novellas, short stories, collections, etc.

I’ve been meaning to write a longer post about all this stuff for a while, but in the meantime, this article is some food for thought. And my name is at the very top of it for some reason. Go read the Forbes piece that very briefly mentions me.

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