Is it me or does anyone else think the pricing war between “store bots” at Amazon is ridiculous? Here’s my logic on this subject:
Amazon bots fight to give the best price until it goes below a dollar.
Now the book is deeply discount compared to the published price the author has placed on it.
Said author still gets the royalty price preset for every sale made.
It would cost me more to buy my book with shipping through my publisher than paying under a dollar for a book with $3.99 flat shipping (if I buy in bulk). My publisher doesn’t make as much money off me through my stocking needs and the Amazon bot loses ( I believe) by selling it at a loss.
I am making this blog short because the discussion is expected to be overwhelming, I’m sure. Tell me your thoughts on authors using these bots to their fullest advantage.