A Weird Pricing Technique
So I did what any irrational, nothing-to-lose, hobby-writer would do in my situation.
I removed price altogether and gave the book directly to my readers.
I told them the book was free, but if they enjoyed my writing, they could contribute whatever amount they wanted.
I released the book on a random Sunday morning with a single short email to my subscriber list of about 150 people. I thought nothing would come of it and I was okay with that – it was a hobby, after all.