Readers, you know what time it is: time for me to give away another $10 gift certificate to one lucky commenter! All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post, and you'll be in the running to win your choice of an Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Sephora gift certificate. I'll randomly choose one winner (I use Random.org to do this, if anyone's wondering) and post that person's name here on Saturday!
Today's question: indie authors often struggle with pricing their books. I'm sure you've seen a plethora of FREE and $0.99 books in the past couple of years. Do you snatch up those bargains? Or are you willing to pay more? E-books by best-selling authors like Nora Roberts or James Patterson can cost up to $9.99 on retail sites. Most authors I know don't price their books that high but more in the range of $2.99 - 6.99. Most of my single title e-books cost between $3.00 and $4.00, and I've found that readers will pay those prices almost as often as they'll pay $0.99.
What is the most you'll pay for an e-book? Does it matter if you know the author, or if the book has gotten rave reviews, or if it's the next book in a series you just HAVE to have? What's your top dollar?