Progress so far on Count Taka and the Vampire Brides!
Manuscript draft: done. eBook draft hopefully correctly formatted.
Cover art still being tweaked a bit; hoping to have a final draft of that soon.
Back cover blurb set. Still need to write up a book description for the webpage entry on Amazon.
Category it fits into: Fantasy, Humorous, Romantic.
Aaaand here we come to one of the tricky parts: setting prices.
Going to bite the bullet right now and say the discrepancy in pricing between eBook and paperback is going to be even worse on Taka than on Net. Given the number of pages, CreateSpace says it’ll cost a little over $10 just to break even – their cut plus the cost of printing the book. In order for me to actually make a smidgeon of cash per paperback, the price will have to be at least $14. (Even at that, I’d make a bit less than I do on a copy of Net.)
I did some surfing on Amazon to look up self-published books of comparable length, and found prices ranging all the way up to about $30. Which, I have to say, what. Seriously, people. What.
Personally, I think a fair price for a book this size shouldn’t be above $15. So… I’m leaning toward putting it at either $14.99 or a flat $14 – because honestly, I think I might be more willing to buy a $14 book than a $15 one, especially given you could put it together with a cool manga and probably qualify for free shipping right there.
Thoughts? Opinions? Mutual arghs?
(And yes, there will be an eBook version published right along with it. I like a hard copy because I spend too much time in front of computer screens already, but I can’t deny eBooks can be much cheaper!)