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The $1 Add-On

edited February 2014 in The Toolbox
So my Amala's Blade TPB is $19. I need a cool $1 add-on that costs me $0.10 to $0.25 to make that I can offer with the trade so I don't have to give them their $1 change back. :)

Any ideas? 

Comments

  • Not that it helps, but I charge 15 bucks for my normally 17.99 Legend of Luther Strode trade because I can't be bothered to make that much change all day.
  • Yeah, to Justin's point, going the other way seems to work for me as a consumer. I self-pubbed ORPHANS vol. 1 with a $15 cover price. I wish now that I'd done $15.99 to create the illusion of a deal when I knock off that $.99.

    I'd try to think of something that people would legitimately pay $2-3 for on its own, so that there's a sense they're getting a deal: a cool vinyl sticker, a laminated bookmark (something with more permanence than a piece of cardstock, you know?), a button.
  • Yeah, go for a cool sticker of Amala's head or something. 
  • Ghost Monkey sticker.  Everyone loves a ghost monkey.
  • On the other hand: "For an even $20 I'll sketch you as a ghost character inside."

  • Maybe a glossy Ghost Monkey bookmark? :)
  • I can't sketch.
  • Sure you can. You just don't THINK you can. Start doodling faces until you get comfortable with it, then add pirate gear and boom it's done.
  • edited February 2014
    Dan Slott sketches all the time
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  • I do what Justin does on trades priced that.
  • A button? Buttons are cheap.

    A sticker?

    I dunno, dude.
  • Copies of the DHP containing the first chapter of Monstrous?
  • Eric wins. I have a ton of copies of DHP sitting around, not doing anything. Why not make them a $1 add-on?
  • I would say something similar to Eric - Russ and I often attach our self-published work for an extra buck or two (saves them $1-2, and saves us from having to make change). For me it's usually a loss leader - I'll make more overall, but I wouldn't make any money on the self-published book at the discount.
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