Kevin has a compulsive need to comment on everything and to
be rude into the bargain. Fortunately I have never had to take his advice on
anything and still manage to sell books; something he does not do very well. He
needles, and irritates - no doubt his desired outcomes - but is best ignored
Ron Miller said:While I am at it, I might as well mention that $15 is exorbitant for a 32-page book. The high cost is the result of including color images within the book. Instead of making the book a clumsy and overlarge 8.5 x 8.5 inches a more standard 6 x 9 size had been selected, with B&W pages, the unit cost per book would be less than $2, about one-quarter that of the larger size with color images. Adding exactly the same mark-up, the cost to the reader would be only about $9, rather than $15.$15 is indeed way too much for a 32 page book, 6x9 isn't much different for full color. If one wants to make any profit beyond LULU for distribution to other companies it has to have the markup. I agree who in their right mind would buy a 32 page book for $15. I'm almost embarrassed to see the prices of my books...and my profit is very tiny, less than $1. Due to the high cost of an all colored interior it almost makes it impossible to have an affordable children's book unless you buy at cost for yourself and sell it yourself through other avenues. IE: my 6x9 children's full color book is set at $14 ..profit from other avenues outside of Lulu is only 32 cents. If I asked for any less I would be giving it away.Seems at this point in time e-books are more lucrative than print for children's books.