Reading Ebooks and Emotion

A couple of months ago, I read a blog post at Digital Book World that talked about ebooks and the user’s experience. At the end of the blog post, the author, Anne Kostick, stated that we’ve “barely begun to explore the sensory/emotional experience in ebooks and digital reading.” I’ve joined …

Ebook Pricing: The Debate Goes On

In the last two posts, we’ve looked at the goals you may have for your ebook, the expectations your readers may have, and how these affect pricing. I don’t think there’s a clear winner here, though, when it comes to price. Another …strategy? What I have a hard time wrapping …

Ebook Pricing: The Debate Continues

Last post we looked at ebook pricing through the lens of the author’s goals for his or her book. Today, we’re going to consider the reader’s expectations. Price = Worth Your readers’ expectations count because people associate price with worth. Sad but true. I mean, think about the holidays and …

Ebook Pricing: How to Decide

Ninety-nine cents for a book. Seems cheap. Too cheap, some say. Some would like to see the price for a full-length novel in ebook format hover around $8 or $9. Traditional publishers seem to think an ebook will sell at the same price as a hardcover. When it comes to …