When I was publishing my first picture book, The Boy Who Picked His Nose, I wasn’t sure if I should include the price above the barcode.
When I asked other authors and read tons of random blogs, I compiled a few different opinions.
They were all opinions because there really isn’t a right or a wrong here. And being an indie author means you get to do whatever the heck you want.
But it also means, you need to do your research so you’re making the right choice for your book so you can make sales.
Now knowing what I know, and having had my book published now for 3 years, I would make the future decision to never include the price on the back of my cover.
Here are my reasons:
For my upcoming novel, A Cowboy’s Runaway, I’ll include the barcode without the price.
Overall, I think it’ll be easier in the long run.
I hope this helps you make an informed decision about the back cover of your future book.
Good Luck and Happy Writing!
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Besides being a cookie connoisseur, I am a wife, mom of 2 and author of 7. Through my passion of teaching, I created the Self-Publish Program where I help busy women professionally self-publish the book of their dreams on a budget. Follow for more tips!