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Top 7 Ways to Price your eBook to Sell

By Judy Cullins

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The big question asked me in teleclasses or client sessions is "How should I price my eBook?

A. The big answer is "it depends."

  1. Determine your audience's need and demand for your book. If your book solves a particular problem for a preferred audience, it will sell well at any price. When you know your 30-60 second "Tell and Sell," you'll be more likely to know a proper price. (That's the 2-sentence sound bite with book's benefits)

    Let's say you have a book "Stop Divorce Now." Your tell and sell includes "Helps the nearly divorced audience, both men and women." That audience gives your book a slant, and makes it more valuable. In the "Tell and Sell" you must also include the benefits your book brings its audience. The top benefit of this book is that it stops divorce now.

    No matter the number of pages, anywhere from 15-99, this kind of book will bring a healthy price. Maybe $39.95, maybe more. When you change the name to eCourse instead of eBook, the price can go even higher.

  2. Sell to your "wants it short, easy, and cheap to yield big profits audience. You can charge more than some general information book aimed at a general audience.

    The 8 and 1/2 by 11" eighty-nine-page book "Write Your eBook or Other Short Book--Fast!" loaded with how to's and which specific steps to do first, reflects a no fluff consent and is well worth the of $24.95.

    If someone wants to write and publish a book, this price tag is small for solid how tos on how to make each chapter sell and how to finish a short book so one can start making money within 60 days.

  3. Know that eBooks bring as big a price as print books. Don't under price yours. Assign it the highest price you feel your target audience can afford. If you don't sell many (remember to sell many you need to promote your books online ) try a lower price. Always start with the higher price.

  4. Rethink your title to sell more books. Make it short and compelling, but be sure to make it clear. Three-six words will sell better than a really long title, although there are exceptions.

    For instance, "The Fast and Cheap Way to Explode your Targeted Web Traffic" sells better than "How to Market your Book on the Internet" because the title includes benefits.

  5. Know that "how-to" books bring a larger price than a fictional story.

  6. Price your personal growth and health books lower than the specific how-to books. Shorter eBooks such as 10-30 pages will easily go for $7.95 to $12.95. Longer ones can go for $15.95-$19.95. While a general audience is huge your book has far more competition in this group. Think Chicken Soup for the Soul series, selling over 70 million. Even more when they focused on particular markets like teenagers.

  7. Promote your eBook online to catch the online business people. Reach 1000's, even hundreds of thousands each day you submit a related article. They want all kinds of books and they actively look for them on the Net. Learn how to sell more books by learning this kind of promotion.

    Apply these tips to your print books too. You can make1/2 your income from book sales if the price is right.

Coach Judy Cullins works with small business people who want to make a difference in people's lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income with a book. Author of 11 eBooks including Write your eBook or Other Short Book Fast, she offers 2 free monthly ezines, "The BookCoach Says" and "Business Tip of the Month," at and over 215 free articles. Questions and Orders: 866/200-9743


Article Submitted On: May 04, 2006