It’s Tuesday but feels like Monday. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not. I suppose it’s good since that means I have one less day to Friday, not that that was particularly comforting at 6:00 this morning.
Today I’m working on the blueprint for Edge of Shadow. The blueprint is this crazy detailed worksheet about every aspect of character and plot that Pot and I have studied over the last few years. It’s her creation, though I’ve rearranged a few things to suit my tastes. It’s one of those things I don’t much ENJOY filling out, but I usually am glad that I did once I get into the writing of the story, which I hope to be starting next week.
I confess to feeling somewhat uninspired about what to talk about today. Feeling pretty tired and brain dead. Yesterday I bought The Biggest Loser for Wii, and I thought I’d just pop it in before dinner to try it out last night. Holy God, it may kill me. But I’ll look really good when I’m dead. Why must Jillian be so flipping in love with jumping jacks? It’s the same thing I hated about The 30 Day Shred. I can do anything else but I hate, loathe, and despise jumping jacks! This program at least has a lot more variation than the Shred, so I think it’s something I can stick with. I definitely feel like I worked more with that workout.
So after Joe Konrath’s post over the weekend talking about ebook pricing and the difference between sales and fans, I’ve noticed several authors bumping their ebook prices up a tich, maybe from .99 to 1.99. Some up to 2.99 to take advantage of the new 70% royalty rate. I deliberately released Forsaken By Shadow at $1. A very low price point to try and get people to try somebody they’ve never heard of for very little risk. My gut is to leave it there, perhaps releasing Edge of Shadow later in the fall at $1 and then raising it up to $1.99 after the initial roll. What do you think? When you see these crazy cheap books at a buck or less, do you think they must suck because they’re so cheap? Or do you think “hey, I’m willing to take a risk?” Are you more inclined to take seriously a book that’s priced a little bit higher? I’m curious what would happen if I bumped my price up to $1.99, but I don’t know that I’m QUITE curious enough to do it just yet. Thoughts?