Trying once again to get local bookstores to carry my books, only to discover they're so anti-Amazon, that they won't purchase books directly from Indie Authors, I'm once again looking at my print distributors.
I prefer the job which Createspace does, but I'm taking a second look at the others. I've worked with lulu.com in the past, and while the quality of their books is better than CS, the price difference offsets the difference in quality.
Has anyone tried D2D, or any other alternatives.
Finally, what does everyone charge for their books? Since my books vary widely in size, I adopted a standard $7.99 price for all of my books, yet that hasn't made a difference in sales (i.e. they still don't sell!). However, every time I offer them at a local charity auction, they always sell for $20 or more. Which leads me to think I'm underselling my books.
The rational for selling low is that it makes them more competitive, but if they're (the print books) not selling at all (other than those I sell in face-to-face encounters), then that rational falls apart. In short, are my low prices driving readers away, rather than attracting them?