If you know me at all or have known me for sometime, then you know how much I treasure books.
As a reader, I'm always happy to get a hold of a great book and I try to read as much as possible despite my crazy, busy schedule.
As an author, I've come to value my talent, this gift from God that allows me to share my faith with the world through my characters.
With that in mind, I'd like to share with you something that has been on my mind and in my heart for quite sometime....
The price of books.
As a marketing person, I've come to realize how the deluge of free and 99¢ books has hurt the industry as a whole.
How? You ask.
Because readers in general no longer want to pay more. Oh they might if it is Big Name Author published through Big Name Publisher, but independent authors and/or those of us published through a small press?
Not so much.
Now please understand I'm not faulting anyone here. I'm just as guilty as the next guy/gal and I read so much I LOVE a good bargain!
That said, I've come to realize that according to the Law of Attraction and the Law of Sowing and Reaping, I can't expect people to pay a reasonable price for my books if I don't sow that into someone else's life.
Therefore, I've determined to value my time, talent and energy and put a fair market price on my books. This applies to my independently published titles.
The publisher sets the price on the others.
Occasionally I may put one on sale or give some away as gifts or for promo/review purposes and I'll be sure to let you all know when I do so.
I pray you understand and will give some consideration to the future of the book publishing industry and to the future of your favorite authors and/or a new author whose books you'd like to read.
Show your support by purchasing their books.
Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge!" ™