Rising Costs for Authors

I have never been one to enjoy grocery shopping.

Lately, I have disliked the task even more.

Rising prices is the main reason. 

All the foods I enjoy cost much more than they did six months ago. I find myself feeling angry, sad, disheartened.

What about authors? 

The cost of paper, publishing, editing fees, and cover design are bound to go up, too.

So should we think about raising retail prices on our books? Should we consider changing advertising strategies? Perhaps refrain from participating in so many giveaways? 

Until I started writing this blog today, I hadn’t really thought about how our current economy might impact authors’ incomes.

Should we just “ride it out” or do we need to make some changes?

If you are an author, would you please share your thoughts?