Poll results are in for the question: What do you spend on your e-books?
88% = A mix of Free to 3.99
12% = Free
0% = Free or .99 cents
0% = Traditionally published books only. (They cost more, but are worth it)
After I posted this poll, one of my writer friends told me the MIX would win. He was right. It makes sense that if you really want a book, a slight variation in price isn't going to make a difference.
The funny thing is, when I first got my Kindle about four years ago, my first thought was.."It's going to cost a lot of money loading this up." Followed by...searching for free books. I downloaded any free classic science fiction I could find that I hadn't read. Then I discovered how out-of-date the writing style was and pretty much I didn't read most of it. However, this was before discovering the wide variety of books available on Kindle and Smashwords.
My new poll is about the sub-genres of science fiction. What is your favorite? If you could only pick one. My goal is to determine what sub-genre in SF is most likely selling the best. That is if enough people bother with my poll. I already have an idea of what is most popular, but I'm not saying anything yet.
I have been bouncing back and forth between projects. Usually I don't do that, but I've been struggling. It's as if working drains the creativity and I've been fighting to get it back. This has lead to the idea of expanding TransShifter. I wasn't satisfied with my first attempt and almost gave up. But then I switched view points, and it's picked up again. I don't want to say anything too soon because I have been very inconsistent, but it might work this time. Since I'm going to be using different points of views, I decided to convert it to third person.
I've also been trying to decide a few things. Should I post as a series or an entire novel? Here are the options I'm considering...
1. Four 20K parts.
2. Two 40K parts
3. An entire novel. 80 to 100K
Then I have to decide if I will upload an entirely new version separate from the original files...or just update the original files on Kindle and Smashwords.
And...the part that makes this whole thing difficult is that the reviews I have on it are for the first version.
All suggestions appreciated. Of course, I have to finish it first.