View Full Version : Smashwords - Reader Sets The Price?

12-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Has anyone used the Smashwords pricing feature, Reader Sets The Price?

I've decided to try it for the month of January and compare sales to December. A friend ended up with similar revenue but significantly higher sales and a large number of free downloads for her first trial.

I'm not interested in Permafree for this series, though I might try it with a prequel.

Any feedback on this model? Have you used it? Results?

12-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Haven't seen this, though I'll be looking out for it from now on.

As to the concept: Bandcamp has something similar and I like the idea. I enjoy picking up an album and listening for a while, and when I feel like I've enjoyed it I tend to "buy" it again and throw the artist some money (depending on how much I felt like I should pay). I like this model because I wouldn't feel ripped off by an album, and I can still support the artist if I wish to.

Though for books I would probably see how much I like it before returning and "pay" for it.

I can see this working out well for a first of a series or perhaps certain stories that warrant being sold for free but with the possibility to support the author.