Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Some think 99 cents equals crap. Some think 99 cents equals genius marketing.
In my case, 99 cents doesn't equal crap. Here's a breakdown of my ratings:
Amazon - 5 5-star ratings
Barnes&Noble - 5 5-star ratings; 2 1-star ratings (one valid, one just plain weird)
Goodreads - 13 5-star ratings; 4 4-star ratings; 3 3-star ratings
I don't know if 99 cents is marketing genius. It works for some, not for others. No one really knows what turns a book into a bestseller. If I find out, I'll be happy to share. ;)
I think 99 cents will open me up to new readers, which really is all I want. If my writing career was solely about money I'd be a ghost writer or technical writer.