Price Increase Coming

Just thought I’d announce that I’ll soon increase the price of my novels to $3.99.

It’s always been my plan; the price will go up at different stores at different times.

Here are my reasons:

  1. Quality commitment. It takes me about a year to write a story, and about $5,000 to edit and polish it. I hire the best editors, Ph.D.’s in literature and experienced commercial writers. The last thing I want to do is to add to the crap already in the market. 
  2. Price Differentiation. I’ll publish my short stories at $0.99, and my novel-length books at $3.99. If I ever come up with a novelette, I’ll price it at $2.99.
  3. A Dream to Write Full-time. I produce more enjoyable books when I write full-time. For that, I need to lean on full-time income.

The market is in still so very new, and I’ve seen folks succeed and fail both with free books and $9.99 books. The quality guys rise to the top based on the strength of their stories.

So… there you go. If you drop me a line with a nice request, I can always gift my book to you for free via Amazon :) .

  • http://blog.emilysuess.com Emily Suess

    I already got mine. :)

    • http://www.austinbriggs.com Austin Briggs

      Thanks :) hope you’ll enjoy it.