Ebooks have changed everything, most notably by creating immense opportunities to explore the marketplace by quickly changing the price of ebooks. (The legal battles between major publishers and Amazon.com is essentially over the fungibility of ebook prices.)
One thing I’ve been impressed with is ebook bundling—putting ten or more books together for a very low price, for a limited period of time. I gathered some books to experiment with this, and the result is the Lovecraftian Literature collection, brought to you by StoryBundle. Two of the books are backlist titles of my own, that have been poking along making a few dollars here and there, but the value proposition of the bundle (we’re 11 days in; have 10 left as of this writing) has generated a couple years’ worth of projected income in a couple of weeks. The combination of the low price and limited time is pretty enticing to readers (if you’re one of them, please check out the bundle!) and I’m looking forward to curating another such bundle in the summer.
Anyone, faculty or alumni, have experience with self-publishing ebooks and finding an audience via pricing? Is this something people would like to hear about at an upcoming residency?