Have been trying to figure out -
- A way to create a listing of Independent Authors in the Kindle Store categorized by Genre.
- The cut-off to include or exclude Indie authors – price, review ratings, etc.
- Whether kindle owners are interested in supporting indie authors (so far it seems very much so).
Hoping you all would provide some input. Here is a Kindle Indie Author Survey.
Please take the survey, or if you prefer, leave a comment.
Q1: What price would you be willing to pay for a first time author in the Kindle Store?
Is it $1, $2, $3.
Also, at what price does it become an instant buy i.e. you would buy it without a second thought – is that $1?
Q2: What price would you be willing to pay for the second book from an indie author you like?
$3? $5? Perhaps $10.
Again, at what price does the second book from an indie author you like become a must-buy?
Q3: What would be a good cut-off point to identify deserving indie authors?
At how many reviews would you think that the author must be good? And at what rating?
5 or more reviews with an average over 3.5?
Q4: Would you take chances on indie authors without reviews?
If an author cannot get reviews – would you still give him a chance?
Q5: Where do you currently find new books?
Is it the Kindle Store, or recommendations, or some other source entirely?
Thanks for your responses.