This episode was a clusterfuck. Hopefully an interesting clusterfuck, but a clusterfuck nonetheless.
The day before we recorded this, Sean and I released The Beam: The Complete Season 1 Collection. We priced it at $7.99 to introduce it to our peeps, then raised it to $9.99 for its permanent price.
In Sean’s and my opinion, the logic is nothing but sensible:
1. The episodes are 30k each, longer than the Unicorn Western books. So $2.99 each makes sense for those.
2. Bundling six $2.99 titles and giving people all of them for $9.99 seemed like a great deal (instead of $18 for all of them individually).
3. We’d already established that $5.99 was a good price for a season of six 15k episodes, and these are twice as long.
But, everyone still argued, including Dave, that $9.99 is just too fucking much.
As usual, there’s little point in arguing with Sean and I because we’re just going to do what we want to do regardless of how dumb everyone thinks it is.
To view the video version of this episode, go to: Self Publishing Podcast #65 – The One Where We Argue About Indie Pricing