To amuse myself while I work through the final publication steps for “Faith, Hope and Trickery”, I am trying an experiment. From now until publication date, I am reducing the price of the Kindle edition of “Fatal Forgery” – that’s “Plank 1” – from the usual £3.62-ish to a mere 99p.
Doing this via Kindle Direct Publishing (where I set my prices) was quite straightforward, although I had to change my royalty plan. If you want to keep 70% of the cover price, you have to price your book at £1.99 or more. If you want to sell it more cheaply than that, you have to opt for the other royalty level, which is only 35%. I guess Amazon need to recoup their costs, and taking only 30% of a cover price of 99p would not work for them, so for cheap books they take 65%.
I’m hoping that people will take a punt on “Fatal Forgery” at 99p (which appears on the US site as 99 cents, and on the European sites as 0.99 euros) and then become irresistibly addicted to the series and buy them all at “full” price. A bit like drug dealers offering a cheap sample… I’ll keep you posted and let you know whether it works or not.