I am publishing a collection of short stories as an e-book. Continuing a series from last week, I’m trying to work through the relevant pricing issues and set a price for that content.
Think about any subject long enough and you’re bound to end up in the weeds…
The title of this post refers to a deservedly famous Taxi episode in which Jim burns Louie’s apartment to a cinder, presenting Louie with the opportunity to quantify the practical limits of greed.
The problem with this approach in my case is that the DePalma price for an e-book is probably one dollar over the high end of the acceptable range — meaning something like eleven or twelve dollars. And I would only be able to get that price if the customer borrowed my car and wrapped it around a tree prior to making a purchase.
As much as I would like to embrace my inner greed, I just don’t see a useful lever. To my chagrin, market forces seem determined to have their way with me.
— Mark Barrett