Taking it to the Streets

Finally, after the wait for the snow to clear I was out posting fliers and enjoying some sunshine!

Today there is snow sliding off roofs and dripping water everywhere, but I don’t care, I got to post some fliers!


Selling Ebooks and the Pricing Game

Now that I have five books on Amazon.com available I have been thinking a lot about pricing. It is a sticky subject for self published authors as it can be split two ways- value or cheap.

The authors first novel!

What I mean by this is that you can try and price your book at a value price point that matches the time and (hopefully) the quality of that which you are offering your reads.

Gold River City 100mini

On the other hand you want to sell books and pricing them as really cheap seems a great way to go as it means more people will take a chance on your offering.

killing the paper tiger

The trouble is how to place a value on what you write. You should make something on them, but not set a price that will cause hesitation or ridicule from people seeing them on line. So I often change the price of my books to encourage people to take the chance and also to keep Amazon noticing the different things I am doing. It’s all about motion, for better or worse.

I can not tell you how to price your book. That is up to you. I guess the most important thing is not pricing at all, but that you are writing as much as you comfortably can!

Posting Author Cards

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If you’re reading my blog for the first time then I would first like to say, Thank You!

Blogging is a great opportunity to talk about life here in Japan and about other things that surprise me. I haven’t been posting many blog articles recently, mainly because of my Daily Video Blog project that posted 315 videos last year (2017).

That was a lot of fun, though it did get in the way of me posting more informative posts I feel at times. Still it was a goal and I did it, which makes me feel good!

So check back soon and see what I’ve posted and thanks again for stopping by. If you are a Japanese reader who got one of my Author Cards thank you even more!