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Re: Pricing and distribution question
+1 to raise the price/add distribution channels.
IT Consultant - PetrieLabs
On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, everyone.
> We publish our manual through CreateSpace.com. In addition to making
> the manual available for purchase through CreateSpace.com, they also
> offer additional distribution channels including Amazon.com.
> Recently, CreateSpace has offered three new distribution channels:
> 1. Bookstores and Online Retailers. Make your book available to online
> and offline retailers such as Barnes & Noble and to distributors such
> as Ingram and NACSCORP.
> 2. Libraries and Academic Institutions. Make your book available
> through Baker & Taylor to libraries and academic institutions.
> 3. CreateSpace Direct. Make your book available to certified resellers
> through our wholesale website.
> However, if I opt to have our manuals made available through these new
> channels, it raises the minimum price of the manual.
> For example, Getting Started with Ubuntu 13.10 (English edition)
> currently has a minimum price of $4.49. If I enable the new channels,
> the manual may be available to more people (if bookstores and
> libraries buy it), but the minimum price would become $6.73.
> I wanted to get everyone's opinion on what we should do here. Should
> we make our manual available through more channels but at a higher
> cost or should we try to keep costs as low as possible and provide the
> manual only through CreateSpace and Amazon?
> (Note that this doesn't have any impact on the free PDF downloads that
> we provide. They will always remain free.)
> Thanks for your thoughts!
> —Kevin Godby
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