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How many pages should a $37 ebook have?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mrblackhat, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. mrblackhat

    mrblackhat Regular Member

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    I am writing an ebook about blackhat IM and wondering, if i was to aim for a price tag of $37, how many pages should it have? Also, if you think $37 isn't the right price, then please suggest a price you think is better. If i were to have an affiliate program for it, i'd like at LEAST $10 with a comission rate of 75%

    $20 would be even better. Could a 50 page ebook sell for $57?

    Thanks guy(and gals)
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Regular Member

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    How about 37? OR better yet, WRITE the book, see how long it is, AVOID FLUFF AND FILLER.... Then Price it based on the quality and not how long or short it is.
     
  3. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    Depends how good the ebook is.
    If its good and right up to point step by step, hell, even 5 pages would work.
    Try about minimum 15 pages.
    ~Silencer
     
  4. jarhead

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    pages don't matter, it's content, you could have 37 blank pages for all we know.
    Make 30, get someone to review it, then re-write.
    If you want it to sell, make it well written and informative, thats your pricing scheme.
     
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    creztor Power Member

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    As above, it depends on the value or perceived value of the content of the eBook. What do you think the market you are selling to would be prepared to pay for it or what are very similar eBooks already charging?
     
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    It's not the quantity that counts, its the quality! Always remember that.
    You write a shit ebook today and you won't get a single sale next time...you write a great ebook today, you get recurring buyers...simple as that
     
  7. mrblackhat

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    Yah, i've heard about quality over quantity but it's a psychological thing that someone would pay $50 for a shit book with 200 pages than $5 for a great book with 20 pages.
     
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    BigHustlah Power Member

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    If you are selling it on DP, make it 1/2 a page. Fill the rest with pictures of unicorns and leprechauns.
     
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    mrblackhat Regular Member

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    lol:D:D
     
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    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    A sales page does a lot of the selling but a quality product last longer.

    I have three eBooks all being sold at $37. I could probably increase my prices but that's what I sell my eBooks at.

    Two are around 40 pages long, and another 80 pages. No fluff, just good solid stuff that people like. And they sell.
     
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    I remember in the past when I put an awesome 33 page ebook on sale for $7. I thought it would sell extremely fast and the volume would be amazing.

    I actually made more sales when I increased the price to $14.97
     
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    It's counter-intuitive but you can always sell more of something if you increase the price than if you lower it.

    When my company first came on the market internet video production services a few years ago, we price-tested the hell out of it. We started out "dirt cheap" and "substantial". Dirt cheap was $500 and substantial was $2500 with $3500 being high end.

    The winner was the $3500, we sold more at $3500 than we did at either the $500 or the $2500 combined. People tend to believe the more they pay the more valuable the information is.

    If your information really is good then why not try it out at $97? You give away $75 and keep the remaining $22 per sale. Add some bonuses to make it look better. Perhaps an interview with a guru or a video and you have increased the value so much more. Add resell rights while promoting your next product. More profits but you don't have to share them. ;)

    Page number doesn't really count. The trick is to sell people what they want. Look at how much an attorney charges for a Will. It's a couple of pages and people are paying a thousand or more. But it's what they WANT that counts.

    If your ebook produces the results that the buyer wants they'll pay what you ask for it.
     
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  13. mrblackhat

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    I was reading about this in a robert cialdini book not too long ago. Interesting ain't it
     
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    don't matter, it's all about the perception of value and whether u delivered it, people will rather read 10 pages of solid content than 50 pages of filler info that bored the crap out of them.