Ebook price drop
"Lovers and Beloveds" is selling better than I'd expected (I'd expected 5 or 6 in my worst nightmares and I've done ten times that), but worse than I'd hoped. I've been told over and over that $2.99 is the price point for an unknown, but I priced at $3.99 in hopes the fan base might support it.
It hasn't, which is totally NOT your fault. The people who actually read the blog part of this site have been NOTHING but supportive, and this is not me pleading poverty or anything, this is me trying to find my audience after 18 months of attrition. I want my audience back. It's reviving--I've doubled the audience since the beginning of the month, but it had sunk so low that doubling is a small dent.
Later today I'm going to post the first Marketing Mission, something simple and quick you can do to help out. Because if I don't find my audience, I can't continue to write--not a threat, just a financial reality. It's that simple.
In the meantime, I have bowed to reality and priced the ebook at $2.99 at Amazon and $3.49 at Smashwords. (Because Smashword partners discount, I have to price it a little higher at Smashwords so I don't lose my Amazon listing.)
I've also taken out a sponsorship on Kindle Nation Daily that I'm told more than pays itself back--if KND accepts my ad. That's a big "if" considering the content. Cross fingers.