Monday, July 15, 2013

Higher Prices in Effect (and a Sale)

NOTE: because I'm no longer doing some of the things that motivated me to change prices, I've decided that this is a bad time to experiment in higher prices.  I may run this un the spring or next fall.  In the meantime, I have adjusted prices close to where they were before.  It may take a while for prices to trickle in to all vendors on all books.

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I decided to raise my prices to a more professional level, where I expect to keep them for at least six months to a year. 

Doing this can be a lengthy process -- but I saw today that the new prices have now trickled through to all the Smashwords vendors, so I just put in for raised prices at Amazon.  These prices should be in effect by tomorrow (Tuesday).

To ease the transition (for anyone who has a sample and was waiting to buy later) I timed this change to go with the...

Smashwords Summer Sale!

ALL of my books are half price at Smashwords this month. (Half off the new price, which puts it lower than the old price.)

Here is the page with all books listed: Camille LaGuire at Smashwords

Note that when you go to the sales page they are listed at full price.  You will need to use a coupon code to get the sale price.  Luckily that coupon code is printed right below the list price, and just above the purchase buttons: "Use the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off during our site-wide promotion! (Offer good thru July 31, 2013)." 

But to be sure you get it: the coupon code is: SSW50

So What Are The New Higher Prices?

The price points for my new list are as follows:

6.99 - Big books (over 90k in length, of which I have none at the moment)
5.99 - regular novels between 60k and 90k
4.99 - Short novels 40k - 60k
3.99 - Novellas 17k - 40k
2.99 - Shorts and novelettes 8k-17k

As of this moment, I do not plan to publish anything under 8k, (except pen name stuff).  The Curse of Scattershale Gulch is skirting the bottom end of this, and I'm considering lowering that price to 1.99.

Part of the reason I'm doing this is to bring my regular prices more in line with the prices of The Experiment.  Therefore it is possible I will change my mind as this experiment develops. Therefore I may change the prices again in as little as six months... but I really would also like to see a full sales cycle at this price, so I'd rather leave it for a year.

See you in the funny papers.

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