Friday, December 30, 2011
How Much Should an Author Make?
My last post discussed eBooks vs. the real thing. With eBooks being the latest rage, people constantly debate how much an author should charge for their eBooks.
In a Facebook conversation I was reading the other day on this very subject, a person commented that no eBook should ever be priced over $1.99. They argued that because there were no production costs, an author should be more fair to readers. This surprised me because I know Amazon and other book sellers charge anywhere between 60-80% just to sell an eBook on their website.
I can understand a low price if it is temporary and just for promotional purposes, but long term? Personally I think a fair price is between $4.00 - $8.00. I know how much time and effort authors put into their work, and I think they should be paid a fair and reasonable price just like any other profession.
Am I off base here? What is a fair price? And how much do you think an author should make per book?
Posted by Rachel McClellan