The Experiment

In the quest to do things better and more efficiently, I’ve done some analysis of the year past to plan for the year ahead. One of the things bugging me has been the sales of my print editions. I’ve made them available to the widest number of portals, but that’s meant that the prices on the trade paperbacks have ended up higher than I’d like. There aren’t that many units selling through extended distribution, particularly of backlist titles. I think this might be because there are still used mass market editions out there available cheaply for many of those titles.

So, the experiment begins. I’ve made all of my backlist titles available exclusively through Amazon. This means that the prices have dropped on those editions, particularly in the US. They’ve also dropped a bit in the UK. The difference is pretty significant: instead of most of these titles having a list price of $14.99US and £9.99, they’re now list-priced at $9.99US and £7.99. Some of the longer books—like Fallen—are still more than $10, but not as highly priced as before.

This experiment DOES NOT include the new titles that I’ve indie-published, like The Dragon Legion Collection and Serpent’s Kiss, the True Love Brides Series, Abyss and Beguiled.

Firestorm Forever WILL HAVE extended distribution, too.

We’ll see how this shakes out, then I’ll decide what to do with the Champions of St. Euphemia. Stay tuned!

7 thoughts on “The Experiment

  1. Is your experiment with audio also ongoing or over? I recall seeing in your newsletter that you were not going to produce anymore. Does that mean the other Jewels of Kinfairlie will not be made? If so, you’ll need to update your audio page. 😦 (sniff sniff)

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    • Oh no, LilMissMolly, the audio is going forward. It’s just slow because the narrator I’ve been using is really really booked up. In fact, I have the final files for The Rose Red Bride waiting on my review. I’ll try to get to that today. 🙂 Once approved, they take about two weeks to become available.

      I’m not expecting to have The Snow White Bride and The Ballad of Rosamunde for review until the beginning of April, though, since Saskia is so busy.

      Maybe you can help me with this. I’m debating the merit of changing narrators for The True Love Brides, and having a male narrator. What do you think? Any suggestions?

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      • That’s great to hear! Let me think about and look at some reviews I’ve done with male narrators when I get home. There are a few that do justice to romance. 😉 Thx!

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      • Hi! I’ve listened to several male narrators who read romance novels in my library. I have two recommendations and no idea if either of them are under contract by a large publishing house. I enjoyed Michael Page and Peter Bishop reading historical romance.

        Two other female narrators that I’ve enjoyed on Audible are Pearl Hewitt (who’s narrated several Jane Austen fan fiction books) and Karen Krause.

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