Here’s the answer to my previous question. It appears that e-books priced at $2.99 sell better. I think it’s time to experiment….

Nicholas C. Rossis

Smashword analyzed over $12 million in sales for a collection of 120,000 ebooks from May 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.  The study represents the most comprehensive analysis todate of how ebooks from self-published authors and small independent presses are behaving in the marketplace. You can find some of the key findings below:


1. Ebook Sales Conform to a Power Curve
Most books don’t sell well, but those that do sell well sell really well. This finding wasn’t a surprise. Just as in traditional publishing, very few books become bestsellers.

2. Longer Books Sell Better
For the second year running, we found definitive evidence that ebook readers – voting with their Dollars, Euros, Pounds, Krone, Krona and Koruna – overwhelmingly prefer longer books over shorter books.

3. Shorter Book Titles Have a Slight Sales Advantage
This year we asked our data if bestselling books had shorter or longer…

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