My former agent retained the e-rights for my two books in my contract with my print publisher. I've been meaning to have Kindle versions made of THE VAMPIRE SHRINK and DARK HARVEST, but I didn't motivate myself until recently. I wanted to go through the books, do a "hindsight is 20-20 edit" on each, and find someone to do the conversions for me. I have done all that and the Kindle versions will be up on Amazon within a week or so.
I've also been reading JA Konrath's excellent blog about pricing of Kindle books and I'm confused.
I was going to price my books like other vampire books -- 6.39 -- but JA suggests much lower prices.
An author friend told me recently that the amount of Kindle sales on her royalty statement is very small. JA talks about lots and lots of sales of his books, which he offers very cheaply or free. He said he makes his mortgage payment from Kindle sales.
So, how about you (my author friends)? What price are your books selling for on Kindle and are they selling well? What's your opinion about the book price issue?
And, how are you promoting your Kindle books? Of course, JA is a wizard at promo (and I work a full time job and don't have as much time to do promo as when I was working totally in private practice). What does he know that I don't know? What do YOU know?
These are the covers my conversion-to-Kindle fellow, Jeremiah Tolbert, found for me.