Originally Posted by Hitch
--they want to be "best-selling authors."
and it has to be the #1 best seller.
Has anyone , ever, seen a book with "runner up" or "2nd place in the best seller chart" on its cover!
maybe these "best seller charts" that get mentioned in the promo blurb only have 1 slot each ???
There's an interesting emergent strategy on Kindle where authors get to the top of the best selling Kindle charts but with titles priced as low as 20p. As at now, 3 of the top 4 best selling non-free fiction titles are at 20p - the odd one out is a huge 99p - but scroll down & there are many more at 20p each.
I'm guessing this is the DIY market, as they'd have to shift a lot of 20p books to cover a $160 e-pub conversions, after paying Amazons cut.
I guess they plan to charge a lot more for their next book but of course that will get buried by the next round of hopefuls selling for 15p or less. Maybe they should all go read Grapes of Wrath