One of the nice things about working with a small press is that there’s a good dialog between editor and author and also between the publishing company’s management and the author. It’s really a lot like working with a family, or at least a close knit team. Obviously, I don’t know for sure that working with a major publisher isn’t that way, but I kind of doubt it’s exactly the same.
Case in point, for today, is that I was chatting with my editor about my September release and between this, that, and the other, we got to talking about e-book pricing. I was relating how I, as a reader, look at the prices and after a bit of discussion, she decided to have a chat with management and see about lowering the price on my e-books.
Lo and behold, I got an email letting me know that they’d decided to reduce the e-book prices to $2.99 for a while and see if that helps. I love this! I know that as a reader I’m much more likely to take a chance on a new author when their book costs less than my latte at Starbucks. I hope others feel the same.