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Aug 6, 2018 1:23 AM

Why is my minimum price so high?

Hi, I'm about to publish my first novel, but am struck by how high the minimum price for my book is.

 

It's 8"x5", matt cover, 482 pages that are black and white on cream paper. There are no images in the book, just text.

 

The mimum price is coming up as $11.05 or £9.20 (I'm from the UK). This seems very high, not to mention the 20% tax that will be added on top of this. Even if I don't want to make any money from it I'm going to have to charge people over £11 to buy my book. If I want to make any money from the royalties then I'd need to charge around £12. The book is aimed at young teens, like the Harry Potter books, and I'm very worried that people won't pay that much for it.

 

Why are the print costs so high? Is it my number of pages? When I look at other books on my bookshelf at home most are similar or longer in length.

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