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KatyPerryfan19
05-06-2015, 07:29 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/158566011
Best Sellers in Romance Top 100 Paid

over $5: 4 out of 100
under $5: 96 out of 100



It is almost the same in the popular sub-genre

Best Sellers in Contemporary Romance
Top 100 Paid

over $5: 5 out of 100
under $5: 96 out of 100

Best Sellers in New Adult & College Romance
Top 100 Paid

over $5: 1 out of 100
under $5: 96 out of 100

Best Sellers in Historical Romance
Top 100 Paid

over $5: 9 out of 100
under $5: 91 out of 100



What are the implications?

Sheryl Nantus
05-06-2015, 07:33 PM
Dunno. Your thoughts?

Osulagh
05-06-2015, 07:40 PM
Ebooks are typically priced lower than physical and IMHO should be.

What's the point in bringing this up?

amergina
05-06-2015, 07:45 PM
...it's the first sign of the zombie apocalypse?

...it's something a lot of romance readers and authors have known for a while?

Don't know. Could be either. I'm betting zombies.

brainstorm77
05-06-2015, 07:47 PM
It's certainly nothing new.

Old Hack
05-06-2015, 08:10 PM
We don't know how long those books are: novellas and shorts are almost certainly going to be cheaper than full-length novels. We don't know if they're reissues of the authors' backlists or if they're new books. We don't know if they're special offers designed to coincide with a new, higher-priced publication from the same author.

In other words, we don't know enough about the list to draw any reasonable conclusion about what they price-point means.

Kylabelle
05-06-2015, 08:45 PM
Thanks, Old Hack. I think that pretty much says it. I'm closing this thread. As always, if someone has a good reason to offer for reopening it, I'll consider your suggestions. :)