Can there be more backing / pricing options?

Created almost 2 years ago by TCC Edwards with 7 comments
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Ni svmyv Liz Kerin · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
Bummer, that’s annoying! I was kind of thinking of a discount code that expires after a few days or something, to incentivize readers to pre-order in a timely manner instead of saying like, "Yeah I’m totally going to order that book!" *Cut to 2 months later*.
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · added almost 2 years ago
They used to offer discounts in the form of free credits, but they were so ruthlessly abused that Inkshares had to disable them

Ni svmyv Liz Kerin · Author · added almost 2 years ago
People have asked me if they do Paypal, which would definitely be a great option for making folks more comfortable purchasing a book here! I’d also love to see a $5 option but I totally understand why the $10 price is set the way it is. You’re laying the groundwork for your production. Maybe discount codes for a limited time, or something like that?
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I do think it would help if inkshares worked on advertising more often. That would really help bring in more readers & writers as well as saving the problems of trying to prove it’s a credible site for credit cards. I know it’s a young company and mite not be able to afford large advertising, but it would certainly help.
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · added almost 2 years ago
The primary reason why pricing is set at $10 is because the money you raise during your campaign goes to production costs of your book. You need to raise a minimum amount of money in order to cover the expenses involved in printing the book.
Plus they need to be able to judge reader interest. If people aren’t willing to spend $10 on your book, is your book really worth publishing?
As far as payment options go, Inkshares has looked into other options, and probably still is doing that. There has been talk in the past about making Paypal available as a choice, but it’s more complicated to set something like that up than it looks.
Userphoto6 original Bryn Hagan · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I agree completely, and can’t see any reason why inkshares will not only do this, but jump at the opportunity
2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
The lowest tier option for a new campaign is $10 for an ebook, and it can only be funded with a credit card. I know my friends and family are not going to be cool with typing their card number on Inkshares - most of them haven’t heard of this place.

More funding options are severely needed - a $5 option, and a "pay what you want" option like Kickstarter would be extremely helpful. I think Paypal or some other way that people know and trust is also needed - just "here type your credit card number on this here mostly blank screen" is a very hard sell.

Any other options in the works?