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« on: September 08, 2012, 06:31:40 pm »
Hello,

This is my first Kindle book.  Ready to push the publish button.  Wanted to know if I can start my pricing at $.99 and then switch it, whenever I want to, to $2.99, without a problem.  Or do I have to choose one royalty structure and stick with it?

If I were to choose $2.99, and wanted to discount the book, for say 1 month, to $.99 could I do that?  I would rather the book said $2.99, and you are saving $2.00.

Thank you   :)
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 06:44:51 pm »
    Hi Lee,

    Welcome to the boards and congratulations on the book. You are free to change your pricing as you see fit. The royalty changes depending on the pricing tier, but you can change the price at will.

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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 06:47:27 pm »
    Welcome aboard! :)
    Yes, you can change the price of your book whenever you want to on KDP, however, be aware that if you have it priced differently with another vendor, that Amazon may choose to match that price, be it higher or lower.
    Good luck to you!

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    « Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 07:25:09 pm »
    Thanks so much!
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    « Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 07:43:05 pm »
    Welcome to the Kindleboards! Good luck with your new book! I hope to see it in your signature line soon. :)
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 11:17:38 pm »
           Greetings and Welcome, Lee44!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards, an independent resource for people who own or have interest in Kindle, so our forum is for both readers and writers. We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet?  That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
         Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of KindleBoards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost!  If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB  and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at  Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum. There are a few points there particularly for authors.  Further questions from authors concerning KB may be answered here: Authors:8 essential KindleBoards tips.
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 05:01:07 am »
    Welcome and congrats!

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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 06:26:42 am »
    Just wanted to say. "hey!"  ;D
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 07:57:30 am »
    Welcome! I think you'll like it here. I've learned so much, and promo opportunities come up often.


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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 08:03:29 am »
    Hi and welcome!  Hope to see you on here often.  Enjoy.  Congrats on your first book.
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2012, 08:17:45 am »
    Hello and welcome! Best of luck with your book.


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    « Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 10:35:30 am »
    Hey everyone!

    What a rousing welcome!  I really appreciate it.  Thanks so much.   :)  And yes, I hope to figure out how to add my book to my signature line soon.  And thanks so much for the detailed info, so much more to the site than I thought!  Looks like I found a home.  Quite grateful.
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    « Reply #12 on: September 10, 2012, 08:50:53 am »
    Hi Teashop,

    What did you mean by promotional opportunities come up often?  In what form do they arise?

    Thank you
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #13 on: September 10, 2012, 09:08:28 am »
    Hello,

    This is my first Kindle book.  Ready to push the publish button.  Wanted to know if I can start my pricing at $.99 and then switch it, whenever I want to, to $2.99, without a problem.  Or do I have to choose one royalty structure and stick with it?

    If I were to choose $2.99, and wanted to discount the book, for say 1 month, to $.99 could I do that?  I would rather the book said $2.99, and you are saving $2.00.

    Thank you   :)

    Hi Lee.  :)

    You can change your price/royalty structure on Amazon fairly easily - unless you're also published elsewhere, in which case Amazon may well price-match.  The only way to get it to say $2.99 discounted to $0.99 based on the Kindle price is to price it lower elsewhere and wait for Amazon to price match. However, this is against their terms and conditions - and you can get in trouble for it.

    One way to get your price to show a discount is to also publish a print version.  Then, if your print version is more expensive, Amazon will show the Kindle version price in red 'sale' text as being a saving based on the print price.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012, 02:10:23 pm »
    Thank you Zelah, for now I will just have the e-version.  But good to know.  I'm going to keep it at $.99 for a short period and then raise it up.
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    Re: Newbie
    « Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 02:14:08 pm »
    Hi, Lee. If you only have your book on Amazon, then you can change prices at will. If it's on other platforms, you can set the price lower and higher on those other platforms. Amazon price-matches at their discretion.

    Or you can try Select, which means Amazon-exclusive, and you have to unpublish from all other sites.


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    « Reply #16 on: September 11, 2012, 08:59:53 pm »
    Thanks Louis for this information, I really appreciate it.  Everyone is so helpful.  This is just wonderful. 
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