I turned my web page – Playing Help-Me in the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II – into an ebook and I sold OK. It outsells my Science Fiction about 5 to 1. I converted it to a print-book and I ordered the “proof” copy.
The problem is that it is only 30 pages. Front matter takes up 5 pages. The way Amazon prices books, the least I could charge would be about $4. I priced the book at $4.99, but I still make more if someone buys the ebook.
I hope nobody complains about how short the book is. $5 plus shipping is a lot to pay for a 30 page booklet.
I will get the proof copy some time this week. I have already found a typo, but I am not sure that I am willing to spend the money for a new proof. I might let the typos stand if I don’t find too many.
My Street Theory book is mostly done. I just have to check the notes for accuracy. I transpose the notes mathematically, but it always pays to actually play them with a harmonica to make sure they are right. That book will be about 90 pages, so it will cost more, but I think I can charge much more for it.
My harmonica eBook is #10 in the Amazon store for Harmonica ebooks, and #2 for Blues Harp ebooks. This is mostly because it is such a sparse field. My SF book hovers around #100 for technical science fiction, but obviously nobody gets they far into the list to buy it.
I was disappointed that a friend of mine bought my book. I don’t want anyone I know to buy it. I will give you a copy if you want it. I will send you an ebook version if I don’t see you face to face. I did not publish the book to be an Amway salesman and push books on my friends.