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How to price ebooks

October 13, 2013

Tags: ebooks, pricing, pricing strategy, royalties

Published 8-14-13, updated 10-13-13
This is a roundup of various pieces on how to price ebooks: Do you price high and count on fewer but more profitable sales, or do you price low to get volume? Do you charge libraries more? Do you offer freebies? Do customers expect low ebook prices? It's a wild world out there in ebook land, and the right price for an ebooks may depend on the size and type of audience (more…)

How to set your prices as a freelancer or consultant

April 1, 2012

Tags: fees, rates, pricing, freelance rates, per diem

(Updated 11-13-14) How much does an editor earn? What can a writer make? What is the range on proofreading fees? Should I charge by the project, by the hour or day, or by the word or page?
"How much should I charge? ask writers and editors." The answer: That depends (among other things) on
how good, how fast, and how reliable you are ("Cost. Quality. Speed. Pick any two.")
how rare or specialized your set of skills (how valued the hairdresser who knows just how to do your hair)
how deep or specialized your knowledge of the subject (and audience)
what the market will bear, which varies regionally and by industry (book publishing is dirt cheap)
how much the client can afford
how easy (more…)