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message 1: by Marc (new)

Marc Sima (MarcSima) | 3 comments Is cheaper always better? Or very cheap implies not a very good read? Thanks to Goodreads.com, do you feel you are making now better choices,nor really based on price consideration?


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James Thompson (jamesthompson) | 4 comments Marc wrote: "Is cheaper always better? Or very cheap implies not a very good read? Thanks to Goodreads.com, do you feel you are making now better choices,nor really based on price consideration?"

I'll rephrase your question for you, and you answer.If you buy a leather bound, gold embossed Compleate Works of Shakespeare at a yardsale for $2, or buy the same edition in a bookstore for $200, which one is better?


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Michael (micky74007) I hardly ever buy a book now, and when I do, it is usually from the library. Since downsizing, I don't have room for a whole lot of books. So mostly I borrow from the library. Eventually, I will break down and enter the 21st century and buy a Kindle or something like it.


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Alejandrina | 7 comments Marc wrote: "Is cheaper always better? Or very cheap implies not a very good read? Thanks to Goodreads.com, do you feel you are making now better choices,nor really based on price consideration?"

No, I don't think cheaper is always better and yes, I think Goodreads is helping me make better choices. Amazon's pricing policies are inscrutable, so a book that was "normally priced" last week is now (and for a very short time) 99 cents. Thanks to Goodreads (special thanks to David, who follows it all like a hawk) I have scored on many excellent books for nothing at all. However, there are other ways to get most books (particularly mysteries) at a very good price: the many book swapping sites (http://www.librarything.com/wiki/inde...) You do have to wait for the book, and it is paper, but you get them eventually. This is old hat to most of us, but if there is one amongst us that has not tried this route, I've done my job.


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Baku Yumemakura (baku_yumemakura) | 4 comments Pricing is always a great question. Frankly, we don't really have a clue. We set a price of $7.99 and got absolutely no traction with Volume 1 of The Psyche Diver Series, despite doing some advertising and creating a decent campaign.

Our next try is going to be to make Volume 1 free for the next week, and release Volume 2 at $2.99 then figure things out from there. Free is obviously an OK price point to gain some traction, but I wonder how many people actually read the free books vs. just download to have it.

The question for us is, what is the price where people will take a chance on our book, but still feel they are spending money and be incentivized to read?
Demon Hunters: Desires of the Flesh


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