Fortunately, the wife's current thinking is that we stay in our current place for at least another couple of years. I'm hoping I can barter for longer.
But yeah, you have my sympathy. I'm guessing this is why you're flogging all those books on Ebay, right?
There are about 6 bookcases full - and I mean FULL - of books I've had for decades but haven't read for years, so, time to cull... eBay isn't going to buy a new place, but at least it feels like I've tried to find a good home for them before they just get dropped off at the charity shops...
Personally, I fancy a run down shack on a beach somewhere...
But how about this for digital... instead of more content for 2.99/3.99, 10 pages per week for 0.99?
Now the current regimes would say that's silly because at the end of the month it's more content for less money. But it meets what appears to be the tipping point for sales - the 0.99 price point that people don't think twice about.
And a weekly sale would seem to me more likely to keep the consumer coming back and possibly checking out what else is available.
Also I wouldn't have a release day for all comics. I'd set aside a day per book/batch. For example: Monday Batman, Tuesday Superman, Wednesday Wonder Woman, etc. Since digital is a 24/7 shopping experience, it's silly to release based on the brick and mortar schedule.
Finally, the Beat had a nice piece on sales figures using statements of ownership. Wonder Woman was moving almost 146,000 units in 1973! And that book was considered a bad seller!
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10 pages every week though... I dunno, on one hand I'd say try it and see - ability to do so being another plus for digital - but part of me also thinks that it would be a major stretch for writers to break stories down into 10 page chapters, even in these decompressed times...