If you take a look at the bestseller lists on Amazon, you would be stunned by the number of box sets of ebooks.
It feels like you are visiting a huge wholesale warehouse. Seriously that's the impression I get when I look at the impressive number of ebooks bundled together for 99cents. Why not give them free!
But Cotsco was successful in spite--or probably because-- of its cheap prices. And the box sets are reaching the bestsellers lists because of their99 cent price.
Are the authors making money? Not much, I can guarantee as I followed in the box set footsteps so to speak. Not much money, but a lot of visibility.
In August 20113, I bundled my medical romance novels. The box set sold a lot of copies, but the three individual books stopped selling. It makes sense, why buy each book, when you can have 3 for 99 cents.
DOCTOR’SORDERS Box Set, Best Romance at Preditors&Editors award-winning, Best Romance at Readers Favorite. Three medical contemporary romance novels, with passion, emotion and humor.
A month later, I bundled the three books in my Holiday Babies Series, although we were still in September and quite far from Christmas.
HOLIDAYBABIES SERIES: a box set of three award-winning romances: Christmas Babies, Valentine Babies, & Mother’s Day Babies, with holiday theme, passion, emotion and humor. And twin babies.
Both boxed set reached the Amazon bestseller lists.
Full of energy and enthusiasm, I joined a group of authors and we bundled 6 romance novels, all contemporaries. My contribution to the box is NEIGHBORS AND MORE.
THE ULTIMATE ROMANCE (6 romance novels from 6 bestselling authors for 99c)
|CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET||
CHRISTMAS HERE AND THERE, 3 sweet romances, with emotion, humor, at the beach, on a cruise, or in Russia! 99c,
And coming in a couple of days, a box set including the few orphan books left unbundled!
I changed the titles of some books. Her Greek Romance became Her Greek Tycoon,
French Peril became Her French Count, To Love A Hero became Her Russian Hero, and Neighbors and More stayed as is.
Come and meet the foreign lovers who fell in love with beautiful American heroines.
Would you consider bundling books?