We will continue exploring Trader’s Post soon.
While I was writing today, some one pointed out that on Amazon.com my book was being sold for almost four dollars less – brand new – through some vendors.
So I went to investigate, being the nosey person that I am, and sure as sphagnum, there was my book being sold for almost four dollars less.
This got me wondering, does this fiver come out of the printing fee? Or my fee? I do not make a lot per book (for a 500+ page book, the printing costs are pretty hefty), it obviously makes me wonder. I do not intend to make a bazillion dollars doing this, I do it because I love telling stories. But, on the flip side, it is a huge time sink writing a Choose your Own Adventure style book so some form of compensation is nice.
This now begs the question, do I raise my prices to offset the loss by this? Do I use harsh language and make faces at the vendors who are knocking a full four dollars from the book? Do I make a post about my personal gripes about it on my newly created blog for the world to see because everyone in the modern day has to air their grievances everywhere for all to see? You get the idea.
I suppose that is how these vendors stay in business. Offering the low price on a wanted commodity. I cannot fault them for that to be honest. Everyone is trying to work an angle in this world. I just wonder if by doing this, they are hurting the starting writer and forcing some writers who could have done great stuff to go into other things. Like, starting book vendors where they undercut amazon’s prices.
See what I did there?
Anyway, As fore mentioned, more world details are coming.
Happy Fridays fun gang, don’t bite the hand that hasn’t been washed recently.