In a Seventeenth Century that never quite was, Julius Montclair LaRousse lives out a slightly off center fairy tale. A half-fé orphan, raised by Jesuits and turned brigand, he shares his adventures across France and into the New World as he tries to get the girl, the boy, and maybe save the French outpost in La Florida along the way.
Rating: Nova (for M/M, MMF content)
A friend of mine left a comment on another blog announcing my books release. Basically, she asked what the word count was (87,300 fyi) because she rarely pays $7.00 for any book much less e-books (which this currently is).
Sheer randomness, I pulled some recently purchased books off my shelf: two trade paperbacks*, a few hardbacks and three mass-market paperbacks. All would be similar word count. Of the trades, one is fiction priced at $13.95 the other is a non-fiction at $15.99. The hardbacks were all $25.95 no matter what subject. Two of the paperbacks were $7.99, the other $6.99. I hit a few websites of other e-publishers and found novels in the price range of $5.00 to $6.00. While hardly a conclusive sampling, it does indicate that my book is priced reasonably in line with other books
So my question is to you… what do you consider a fair price for books? Does format matter or word count? If you want the book, do you buy it no matter what? Or do you go shopping around for outlets where it might be cheapter?