Any comments from new or established authors
I've been trying to think of the price of "The First Book".
The first book of a new author.
The first book in a series by an established author.
A new author wants to get established (and make some money to live on). Sometimes their "first book" is free or only $.99 to $1.99.
A few books by new authors get deleted from my reader. But I think that some are under priced. I would rather see "new" authors getting about $3 for the first book as an enticement. More if they think that they can get it.
Not enough to get fat on, true.
Established authors on Baen will sometimes have free books. It works. I've read the free book and bought others that they have written.
In fact I have spent more money on Baen than elsewhere.