Taking a closer look at printing prices at CreateSpace, I discovered something very interesting:
A book measuring 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches is the same price as a book measuring 6 inches by 9 inches.
Not surprising enough?
Would you believe a book measuring 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, black and white interior, 117 pages, costs $2.26, and…
a book measuring 8 inches by 10 inches, black and white interior, 117 pages, costs…the same price: $2.26.
Another interesting fact about book pricing at CreateSpace is that any size book, black and white interior, up to 108 pages costs $2.15. A book 109 and 110 pages costs $2.17. A book 111 and 112 pages cost $2.19. (PS: That’s US dollars, not Canadian).
Knowing the minimum price a book will cost is $2.15, regardless if it contains 88 pages or 108, makes one wonder how they can take advantage of these ‘paid for anyways’ or ‘free’ pages. Personally, what I do is use some of the back pages to promote other books I’ve written.
One book contained enough ‘free’ pages that I inserted the first chapter of another book to entice readers into buying it.
Have you noticed this pricing format? Have you taken advantage of free pages if your book runs short of 108 pages?