Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who's paying for the new book rates?

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but when I went over to my sales page for Killer Career at Amazon, the price had gone up $2.00.  The book came out in August, so maybe the special deal time is over.
Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but I can't help wondering if the small presses are now funding the big presses' recent drop in prices. How else can they sell those bestsellers so cheap?

What's your thoughts? What about your books' prices? Did they suddenly go up?


  1. I had to go look! No, mine are all still offered at a discount.

    Someone will eventually have to pay for it. One would think Amazon is losing a lot of money on those deeply discounted books, but I have a sneaking suspicion they are not!

  2. In the UK our supermarkets sell the books at a loss deliberately because it helps complete the service and bring people in. Keeps people from going to the bookstore and then picking up everything else they need while they are in town from all those lovely little shops.

  3. Hi Morgan,
    I checked my Amazon prices for my print books - same as they used to be. I don't have any idea what's going on.

  4. I don't think there is any rhyme or reason to how Amazon does their pricing. On one author list I belong to, some writers were saying their book was discounted weeks before it even came out, then jumped to full price on release date. Then a few weeks later were discounted again.

  5. Wow- interesting- do you get more $ when the cover price goes up?

  6. No, I don't get more money when the cover price goes up. (g)
    Wish I did.
    Maybe it's some kind of contractual thing with Ingram and Lightning Source, or just Amazon's whim.


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