Pricing is what the market will bear, and the value of the product. If the value (contents) of the eBook are sufficient that others will like it, consider it ripped off after the first few books you sell are "out there" and it then appears on other sites. We all hope that does not happen, but consider the outlaws on the web who will do this as you "price" your material.
As for marketing, your web site, social media, possible exterior sales via Amazon or the like might spread word of the eBook and the initial release might bring some profits.
Conversely, people will unhesitatingly pay money to buy from a known source (see subtle allusion to South American rivers, above) even if it's a PD work that's readily avaible for free elsewhere in the identical format. So depending on subject, it may be to your advantage to hook up with an established vendor.
Msg#: 4684799 posted 3:42 am on Sep 7, 2014 (gmt 0)
price to match the market. If the majority of the ebooks in your niche are going for 2.99 from unknown authors then you are at 2.99. Expect trickle in sales unless you have a marketing strategy lined up. If your niche is lifestyle/living I suggest starting a youtube channel and provide a piece of related valuable content in each video. Link in the description back to your ebook and remind viewers that they can get even more awesome content by checking out the book.
Honestly a better way would be to link the youtube channel back to a blog but it depends on how much work you want to put into it. Honestly, the marketing is very important. Amazon KDP is a huge ebook platform and its easy to get trickle in sales there but if you want to make real money you have to set up a system for marketing.