Here’s a brief thought (aren’t those your favorites?) – What factors go into determining Quality and Pricing when it comes to eBooks?
Remember the “Time Investment” issue – When I buy eBooks, my main consideration is not the “price” but the “cost” of investing my time. Will my time invested in this book give me a “return” (pleasure) ? Should I “spend” my limited resource (time) on this book?
This is the key factor for me as a reader. Therefore, I try to keep this in the forefront of my mind when I construct a novel. To me, this is where the “Quality” factor trumps “Price” every time. Consider that the price for most eBooks is something that anyone can afford. Hell, lots of folks spend a couple of bucks a day on much more frivilous items. That being the case, readers ARE careful to “spend” their time carefully. Time is a very valuable resource for all of us. Time is finite. The number of books that can be read is infinite (well, almost).
So make your book a quality product. Entice your readers to turn the page quickly. Give them characters and plot lines that they can relate too. Make your story exciting, romantic, thrilling, smart, surprising, etc. These are the adjectives that you will want your readers to mention to their friends when they recommend your book. Get your book edited by a professional (I used two!) I’m quite certain that if you deliver a quality product, the positive “word-of-mouth” regarding your novel will almost certainly NOT include what the price is.