I promised I would update everyone on my journey into re-releasing my backlist. It’s just about been a month. As you know, I have two books out (one novella and one short novel). I’ve made just shy of a hundred dollars this month. I know it’s not much at all, but the thing I find interesting is that it’s not much less than I was making with one of my e-publishers. You might be asking yourself, ‘why did I go the Indie route if the money isn’t as much’? That’s a good question. I was thinking the same thing…until I thought about it some more, then it dawned on me. My checks from the e-publisher are for eight books–not two. Yep, two books have nearly made the same amount as the eight I had for sale at the e-publishers. What’s going to happen when I get my next two books up? Next four books? Next ten? Yeah, you do the math.
I’ve always read J.A. Konrath’s blog, but I’ve really been paying attention to his latest entries. He’s changing his mind a little on pricing now that dropping the price on one of his books has gotten him into the top 100 on Amazon Kindle. His observations are quite interesting and have given me a lot to think about, especially as I go forward with the next releases.