This year is turning out to be an interesting one for me as a writer and in the writing industry. The great debate about e-books and pricing is heating up. More and more authors are joining in the e-book explosion and self-published authors are on the rise.
As an indie author (trendy term for "self-published"), I have to say that all these happenings: dropping of E-reader prices, E-book avenue for selling our work, and an increase in E-publisher, is causing the traditional publishers to sit up and take notice.
Not only that but in this year alone, the debate (and feuds) about e-book pricing has seen some crazy action (Remember Amazon versus Harper Collins and several other large publishing houses, with Amazon losing that one.)
After much thinking, I"m starting to appreciate that the lower price is not such a bad thing. So to that end, I already lowered the prices of Jewels($1.99) and Werelove Dusk Conspiracy ($2.99) in the Kindle Store.
The pricing will also happen on Smashwords.com after the July promotion has ended.
If you have never tried an ebook, go for it. You'll be surprised at the number of really good authors out there.