Cheap ebooks (less than $1) on green topics
You can find now great cheap ebooks on many green topics. How cheap? How about less than $1?
Here you will find links to a selection of great ebooks which have two things in common: green topic and cheap price - less than $1.
Now, if you wonder why these ebooks are sold so cheaply, you're not alone! We were also wondering about why (mostly) indie authors are selling such great ebooks in less than $1, and here are some of the answers we found on our search:
Cheap eBook Authors Realize Even Cheaper Is Even Better (TechDirt)
We've been covering how more indie authors are discovering that just releasing their works as incredibly cheap ebooks can be amazingly profitable. But just how cheap? Kevin Kelly highlights how JA Konrath, who is the leading experimenter in this arena, has just discovered that $2.99 might have been too high. As an experiment, he dropped the price on one book that was $2.99 down to $0.99... and saw sales leap from 40 per day to 620 per day .
This 26-Year-Old Is Making Millions Cutting Out Traditional Publishers With Amazon Kindle (Business Insider)
Welcome to disruption. 26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling "indie" writer on the Kindle store, meaning she doesn't have a publishing deal, Novelr says. And she shouldn't. She gets to keep 70% of her book sales -- and she sells around 100,000 copies per month. By comparison, it's usually thought that it takes a few tens of thousands of copies sold in the first week to be a New York Times bestselling writer.
The comparison isn't entirely fair, because Hocking sells her books for $3, and some $.99. But that's the point: by lowering the prices, she can make more on volume, especially impulse buys. Meanwhile e-books cost nothing to print, you don't have to worry about print volumes, shelf space, inventory, etc. And did we mention the writer keeps 70%?
'Vanity' Press Goes Digital (Wall Street Journal)
The market is likely to shift into two tiers, "branded/high-quality" and "cheap/good enough," predicts author and lecturer Seth Godin. Mainstream publishing houses have long depended for much of their profit on selling backlist titles, books in print for more than a year. In coming years, there will be adequate substitutes for many of those works at a quarter of the price, he says.