Monday, February 1, 2010
Like Ceres? Want a copy of the pattern? Don't wanna pay $5.00 for it?
I rather enjoyed the last giveaway I did. I think perhaps I'll make it a habit to do a giveaway each time I release a new pattern. So here's what we'll do, we'll conduct some market research while we're at it, maybe get an interesting discussion going.
To enter: post a comment answering the following question: What, if anything, would make you willing to pay for a knitting pattern? Comments entered before 8pm CST on Sunday, February 7th (that's next Sunday) will be entered into a random drawing. One winner will be drawn and posted that night.
There's no shortage of free knitting patterns on the internet, and there are a lot of people who stick exclusively to those. But there are people who purchase patterns for money - either in print magazines or individually online from sources like Ravelry, Twist Collective or individual blogs like mine. I'd like to get a better idea of what people expect and hope for in a knitting pattern that they're willing to shell out cash for. What makes a pattern worth paying for? (For the record, "nothing," is a perfectly legitimate and informative answer). What about the patterns you've paid for made you go, "Oooooooooooh..." and then buy the pattern? I ask this not just to boost sales, but to really make sure people get what they're after when they buy a pattern from me. So what tips you over the "I'll buy that" edge, and what do you expect when you go there?