Price cut on my latest bookBy Wim
Just a quick update:
It took some time to get this sorted out but both the Kindle and paper version of Martial Arts, Self-Defense and a Whole Lot More: The Best of Wim’s Blog, Volume 1 are now available. I was in the US when the paper version came out and couldn’t handle everything from there but I got on it right away when I got home. And the result is, a significant price cut on both versions of the book.
The price of the Kindle version is now officially $3.99 instead of $6.99.
The paper version is now $15.99 instead of the original catalog price of $18.99.
And for all Smashwords fans (Apple, Nook, Kobo, PDF, etc. versions) the price is now also $3.99. You can get this one right here.
If you’re wondering why I did the price cut, the answer is simple:
Because I can.
I have no say over the price of my other books and videos; for those products that control belongs to my publishers. But for this book, I am the publisher, so I call the shots. I want to give this book all the chances in the world to do well and a reasonable price is one aspect of that. The book is now available in all possible formats instead of just as an e-book, which is why I decided to lower prices across the board. The “loss” of the lower price is made up by the increased availability across all platforms. I still get extra sales I didn’t have before, you get a better price, everybody wins.
Like I did in the past, I might experiment with prices a little bit every now and then. That’s just a part of self-publishing; looking for the sweet-spot where a product sells the best (which strangely enough isn’t always the low figures.) But I will always keep prices at reasonable levels, which means conforming to the norm in the market or go lower. That way I can make sure my products are available to the widest audience possible and not just to those with deep pockets.
Finally, if you want to help me out a bit, please leave a review on Amazon after you read the book. That is actually one of the most helpful ways to promote the book, aside of word of mouth recommendations. Also, feel free to get in touch with me here if there was something in particular you enjoyed reading in it or the opposite, didn’t like at all.
With all that said, I can now officially consider this book finished and move on to writing the next one. Good times ahead!