I ordered four books of my novella, Journeymen of the Sun, and I already sold two of them at $5.00 a piece while still making a profit!
When I order copies online, I only need to pay the production cost of each book, as well as the total shipping cost.
With Grimoire Fantastica, the hard minimum production cost of the book made it difficult to sell each copy for any less than what I was selling it for online, but of course, that’s what you get for selling a short story.
However, with Journeymen of the Sun, I found out very quickly that the shipping cost really doesn’t count for much. Selling the book on Amazon, I had to price it at $7.99 in order to make any real profit at all. But as I said above, I can sell each copy at $5.00 a piece after ordering them online and still make almost the same profit.