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Day: January 12, 2012

My Five Dollar Book

Post Views: 370 A conversation came up today on Twitter about pricing books for sales on Amazon. The “eternal question” is what price is the right price. Well, lets take a look at a few numbers, shall we? “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” is ~97.5k words. When I’m in my “zone”, I manage about 750 words an hour. So, that’s 130 hours of time to draft. I estimate that for every 3h of writing I did, there was 0.75h of research that I needed to do. That’s another 32 hours. Total so far is 162 hours. Then there were three full sets of edits on this; each being about a 10 hour job. That brings us to 192 hours. Artwork creation and selection was a…

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