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Hello Everyone. I'm Sam. I have a question for those of you residing in countries that use GBP or Euros as a currency.

I'm looking to publish a New Adult Fiction book through Amazon. I've figured out a decent price for the Kindle book, but am not sure on pricing for the paperback copy (available through Amazon's CreateSpace site). The book is 360 pages of actual story plus a Title Page and Copyright Page, so technically it's 362 pages. I'm publishing it in a 8" by 11" trim size with black and white interior on cream paper. The cover is in color. Since this is the first book I've ever published (self-published or otherwise), I want to set a reasonable price for readers willing to try an unknown author. So...

How much would be a fair amount in GBP and Euros?

I can provide more information if it would help you formulate an answer. Thank you in advance for your help.  :-*
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 02:44 PM »
I live in France.

The price will depend upon the format, but there are other criterias :
- is it novel-like or documentary-like ?
- is it written in normal font (pocketbook style) or bigger one ?

Do you already have made one ? If so, could we get a picture ? It might help...
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 03:00 PM »
It's definitely a novel. It's fictional and has chapters and such. Is that what you meant?

In regards to font, it's standard 12 point in Word. I don't know how much that will change in the upload process...

I don't have a physical copy of the book, but, come to think of it, I should produce one and buy it myself to see what it's like in-hand. Let me get back to you on that.  :) 
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 03:26 PM »
Ok.
Yes, that's what I meant.
i'll have a look around inshop here in France (and I swear we're cheaper than most), and I'll get back to you too...  ^-^
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 05:35 PM »
My sister has a publisher but you might want to compare the price of her book Jabin and the Space Pirates on the US site and on the British site.  It will give you a ball park for new authors who are unknowns.
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 08:02 PM »
By the way, Sam, what's your book about ?
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 05:53 AM »
Yes, please tell us about it.   If you need any help with putting info info up here about it let the Mods know.
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 11:30 AM »
The short summary is: Ninteen-year-old Annaleigh is a former elite gymnast dying of Fredreich's Ataxia who must choose between the love of a lifetime and her soulmate for eternity when she falls for an Archangel and his still-mortal sister.


 I have an appointment now, so I'll come back and post a more detailed summary in about an hour.  I'll also post the first section in the "Advertise Your Book" forum, so y'all can check that out.

 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 11:53 AM »
Yeah, that's a good idea.  :)
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 08:19 PM »
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It's definitely a novel. It's fictional and has chapters and such. Is that what you meant?

In regards to font, it's standard 12 point in Word. I don't know how much that will change in the upload process...

I don't have a physical copy of the book, but, come to think of it, I should produce one and buy it myself to see what it's like in-hand. Let me get back to you on that.  :)

CreateSpace gives you an option to order a proof copy at a discounted price so you can "proof" it before making it readily available for purchase to customers. Also, if you set a price and then discover that it's not selling as well as you would like they allow you to go in and make changes at any time although there will be a small waiting period while they adjust the price, etc. As a tip, you should be sure to use vibrant colors on your print copy as the printers tend to darken the color slightly - and I've found that cream paper is easier on the eyes than white. Hope that helps and good luck with your novel!
 

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Re: In need of CreateSpace book pricing advice (RE: GBP & Euros)
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 04:14 AM »
Hi, I'm British. For an unknown author, you are best sticking to something like 99p to attract readers and gain reviews. Everyone loves a bargain. And then raise it when you have load of reviews to £2-£5. That sort of price is fair.
 

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