So I’m writing a short ebook on writing better WordPress code. Something like 10 Tips to Write Btter WordPress Code Next Month. The thing I’m wondering about is ebook pricing.
Does Length = Price
I know I want to charge $10 for the book but I keep coming back to how the user determines if the cost is appropriate. I keep thinking that for a short book (under 1000 pages) length will have some factor in the user feeling the product is worth the cost. If that’s how they’re deciding a 2 page book may not seem worth it.
Value Should be the Gauge
Really the value of the information is what should be used to determine if the book is worth it. When I’m looking at purchasing something for my business I think about how it will help me save time or bring in more income. So when I purchased Beanstalk I just tested how much time I saved pushing files to client sites and how many mistakes were saved.
When I look at marketing, I see how many projects I get from the money spent. If its enough more at the end of the year I keep doing it.
So I need to convince my users that by reading the book, and enacting the tips, they will be faster write better code that is easier to maintain and be able to charge more.
Guess I need a marketing page for the book.