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Understanding Book Pricing

Understanding book pricing from Jordan Silver’s viewpoint. Those of you who do not publish on Amazon may not know this, or how this works, so let me walk you through it, so you may understand. If you look at my website, Instagram, twitter, etc. you will see that I have on average, 2000 readers. Half of those readers do not buy books, they use kindle unlimited, which is like a reading library. When readers borrow a book, I am paid less than half a penny for each page they read. So out of that 2000, I have 1000 or more borrowing instead of buying and I am paid less than half a penny for each page read in that book. And while we’re on the subject of pages, I have never seen advertised the actual page number of any book I’ve published. Ex. If I upload a 500-page book, it will show as 300-350 on the product page. A 200 page book may show up as 120 or thereabouts. I do not understand how this works so cannot speak on it. Now for pricing: If I price my book at 99¢ I get 35¢ per sale. On release day, if I sell 500 copies, that’s $175. Let’s say all 2000 of those readers actually buy that book, then it’s $700. I don’t know about you, but I have to eat, pay bills, keep a roof over my head etc. Just your basic human necessities. I have been using a system since 2013 that I learned from an established author who offered this advice free of charge on the Internet, in fact, I went a little lower than the suggested because I too think about others and what they can spend. It’s for this reason that I recommended kindle unlimited to my readers when it first came about. As a reader, I liked the idea for you, as a storyteller… I’ll hold my peace. Now, here is my pricing strategy. 5 000-10 000 words $2.99 20 000- 40 000 words $3.99 50 000- 100 000 words $4.99 For a $2.99 book amazon pays $2.00 per book sold, at 500 on release day, (If I’m lucky) that’s $1000 the rest are going to be reads on kindle unlimited at less than half a penny a page, not sure about the math but it works out to pennies period. If all 2000 buys that book, that’s $4000 dollars, which is great, but never happens. The books priced at $3.99, gain $2.76 and $4.99 books gain $3.06 in some places, in others it’s less. Again, I don’t understand how that works so cannot speak on it. The bottom line is, if I could give my books away for pennies and still survive I’d do it in a heartbeat. But that’s not the real world. You want me to write, I want to write, but I also need to eat, and live. If you read this and still don’t understand , then there’s nothing more I can say. Thanks for reading.
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New Release

New from Jordan Silver. Please click image to order.


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Listen to Lyon’s Crew on Audible

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Listen to Chapter 18 of Lyon’s Crew here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnMXl9bHmlw

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Surprise

Early release day for Flower in The Palace, the new historical fantasy drama from Jordan Silver.

Available in eBook and Paperback. Please click image to order from wherever you are in the world.

 

 

Prince Jai of Zihan was soon to be named Crown Prince once his father ascended the throne. At seventeen he was an accomplished young man who had learned at his father and grandfather’s knees the ways of an emperor.

There was no doubt that he would one day be a formidable ruler. But now there was a great struggle about to unfold, the fight for the position of Crown Princess Consort.

She would one day become the Empress to rule at her husband’s side and the vying political factions were willing to go to any lengths to get their preferred noble daughter on the throne.

By chance prince Jai, when he was still a young man came upon a beauty unlike any other he’d ever seen before. He was at once captured and captivated by the young girl who looked to be a few years younger than him.

When Mia was chosen as one of the last contenders for his hand in betrothal, the two could not be happier and when she finally defeated all others they believed their life and future happiness together was set.

What they didn’t know was that the calculating ministers and the Empress dowager, who had their own chosen candidate were not about to let that happiness last.

One day they were a happy young couple, looking forward to the day they could finally wed, and the next she was suddenly stricken with an incurable illness.

After her death, the young prince lost the will to live himself and gave up all hope of ever finding happiness again.

Years later, after his enemies tried to force him to accept someone else as his princess, someone he refused to share even a word of kindness with, something strange began to occur.

After falling ill, while burning up with fever he saw his Mia all grown up at his bedside. When he awakened she was gone, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that she had been there in the flesh and not just his imagination.

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Now Available for Pre-Order

If you haven’t already read first 4 chapters in sneak peeks on this website. Click image to go to Pre Order

 

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New Sneak Peek

I have just uploaded a sneak peek of a new historical romance I’m working on. This story is NOT about multiple wives. It’s a historical based in a time when that was the norm, but as the story unfolds you will see that these two can’t even be with anyone else. As to those asking about Eden High, I don’t feel like writing it at this moment. I have started a few chapters but the interest is just not there. I, of course, will finish it I’m sure, but I will not force the story if it’s not there. I hope this settles the issue.

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New Release

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New Release

This one is a little bit steamier than the others so it’s been placed in erotica. Hope you enjoy butterflies. Click the image to order from wherever you are

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New Release

Happy fourth freaks I know you’re all drunk and disorderly now it’s time to settle down with some good smut for the night. Enjoy butterflies Please click image to order

 

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Live

Here’s another morsel for your enjoyment, have fun butterflies. Click image to order from anywhere amazon is available

 

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Surprise

Happy Sunday butterflies, enjoy. Please click image to order