For those of you who know me, you know I can be a bit opinionated on certain subjects. E-book pricing is one of those things I feel strongly about. So many people work their butts off for months, even years, to produce a body of work they hope will provide you, the reader, with a few hours of entertainment. Please consider this for a moment.
Most e-books are priced between $0.99 and $5.99. What’s a latte cost? How much would you pay for a cab ride across town? How many times have you paid three times that for a hard cover book then left it on the shelf? What about the movies? How many times have you gone to the movies, paid the ticket, stuffed your face with greasy overpriced popcorn and low grade chocolate, and then washed it down with watery soda pop, all the while with your feet stuck to the floor by something someone else had spilled there days before, only to endure a bad film? How much did you pay for that experience?
Now, in the face of all that, curling up in your favorite chair, e-reader in hand, for several hours of entertainment that costs about the price of a Starbuck’s coffee doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
So, what’s the point here? The point here is simple, authors work their tails off to bring out a $2.99 book, and they deserve to be paid. I often search out new authors and I always pay the asking price. I’ve been offered free copies by the writers, but I always buy the book. They deserve to be paid. Have I read some bad stuff? Yes I have, but I have found some real gems as well.
Anyway, what the heck has brought on this rant anyway, you may well ask. I’ll tell you. In spite of my rather strong opinions on the subject, I have offered up my latest work, Immortal Tigress, for free on Amazon. For the next three days the best work I have ever done will be out there for free.
Why? In all honesty, I am hoping to attract some new readers. This is where I ask for your help. Folks, if you could check out the page and hit the like button it would be a great help to me. Also, if you have read the book and feel so inclined, a glowing review would earn my undying gratitude. JSo, how about it folks, can you help me out here? I’ll do the same for you anytime you need, just ask.
Also, if you are a writer who has tried this experiment, please let me know your thoughts on its effectiveness. Happy reading!