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Subject: An interesting POV on the best price for eBooks
Date Posted: 3/9/2011 8:30 PM ET
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Crime Writer makes a Killing with 99 cent ebooks

Here...

(It's short, I'd hate to copy it all)

Locke says that 99 cents is the magic number and adds that when he lowered the price of his book The List from $2.99 to 99 cents, he started selling 20 times as many copies — about 800 a day, turning his loss lead into his biggest earner.

Date Posted: 3/9/2011 10:13 PM ET
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He's right. I'm much more likely to pay a dollar to try out a book than risk over 5.00. 5.00 is my limit right now unless its a special or unusual book.

Date Posted: 3/9/2011 10:27 PM ET
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He just made another sale LOL  Thanks for posting this!

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 9:48 AM ET
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I've got my fingers crossed that he's right, but I'm not holding my breath many of the publishers will think it's a good idea.

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 7:38 PM ET
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I hate to pay over $2.99 for an ebook.  99 cents is a bargain and I'm much more likely to try out a new book/author/genre if it's only 99 cents.

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 8:54 PM ET
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I've yet to buy an ebook.  But, if I was looking for one of my favorite authors, I'd be much more likely to buy their ebook at 99 cents.  Most of the ones I want to read are in the $12-$15 range and I can't see paying that for a book I'm only going to read once.