$10 - eBook
$75 - limited edition signed personalized illustrated trade paperback (limited to 250)
$250 - limited edition signed personalized illustrated hardcover (limited to 100)
I'd like to start taking pre-orders for the book (mostly 'cause people have started asking me, and also because I'm doing a reading in the city Thursday night and it'd be nice to have a sign-up sheet there). I have NO idea how to price it. Any suggestions? It seems a little weird to price the eBook more or less than the $10 somehow. But on the other hand, I wasn't planning on doing the other editions at anywhere near those numbers. I was thinking more something like:
$10 - eBook
$25 - fancy trade paperback
$40 - fancy hardcover
Does that seem high? Low? I have no idea.
I should note that I almost never buy fancy editions of anything -- I'm happy with the cheapest used paperback money can buy, as long as it's in good condition. I am not the target audience for the print editions, clearly. But I also do prefer print to electronic, most of the time, so I'm not the target audience for the eBook either. Hm. Maybe I need to do a cheaper mass market edition for people like me, priced at $10 or so?
I'm almost certainly going to be print POD, just because I didn't really budget enough money to do proper print runs. So a fairly high per-unit cost for each book. But with POD it's also relatively easy to do many different editions -- just have to pay my layout person a little more for each one, I think.