Ebook Pricing Experiment: The Results

Exactly 30 days ago, I changed the price of Charlotte Collins on ebook from $4.95 to $2.99. According to J. A. Konrath, $2.99 is the current market value of ebooks. You can read all the facts and figures on his blog. Honestly, I didn’t believe him, and that’s why I conducted my 30-day experiment. After […]


Today, Charlotte Collins had its 500th sale! I had planned a big celebration in honor of this occasion, including the release of another short story, but the sales happened so quickly, I didn’t have time to write as planned. Even though you guys will have to wait longer for the next story, I’m not complaining. The […]

Smashwords Revisited: It’s a Go

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been on the fence about Smashwords. See my posts about it here and here. My primary concern was that certain retailers–Kobo/Borders–were discounting books without the author’s consent, which started a price war among all retailers. This meant that my book would be discounted universally without […]

E-book Tips for Indie Authors

 iPad photo by Mewtu from Wikimedia Commons. Turn on the dramatic music. Last night, I had a major e-book revelation. As an indie author, I do not have access to the same kind of physical distribution as traditionally published writers. I could place my book locally in large chain bookstores, but the cost is prohibitive. […]