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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Amazon Ebook Prices

In case you weren't aware, Amazon has changed its royalty method for ebooks. Previously, the minimum book price was 99 cents. I set my ebook prices at that point to encourage folks to at least get the sample (a handy feature if you're not sure you want to waste a buck).

Author/publishers can still set a 99 cent price point, but the royalty rate continues to be the miserly 35%.

If the author/publisher sets the price between $2.99 and $9.99, the royalty goes up to 70%. Hoorah, you might say, for the authors. However, what Amazon is doing is legal price fixing. What sane author wouldn't prefer the 70% royalty. Most authors are raising their price to that minimum $2.99. Me included.

Today is the last day to buy my ebooks for 99 cents each. Get 'em while they're cheap!

YA SciFi First Duty http://tinyurl.com/2dqbp9c
YA Fantasy Quest for the Simurgh http://tinyurl.com/2945r4f
MG Adventure Eagle Quest http://tinyurl.com/26oag9v
Humorous Texiana Tales of a Texas Boy http://tinyurl.com/29nebsb

I will reset the prices on 8/1 to $2.99. The 99 cents price will continue for a day or two after while Amazon updates its database.

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