Fiction Focus: A peek at Karey White’s ‘For What It’s Worth’

Our December fiction titles were released on Dec. 11, including Karey White’s “For What It’s Worth.”

This book has received several favorable reviews andjustmight be the perfect gift for the reader(s) in your life.

“For What It’s Worth” is available in book stores and on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.

Keep reading for a sneak peek into the book.

EXCERPT:

“What are you charging for the cakes?” Evan asked.

I sighed heavily. “I don’t know. I’ve got to come up with prices by Tuesday or I won’t get everything back from the printer in time.”

“Have you looked at what other bakeries charge?” asked Kate.

“Yes, and the prices are all over the place.”

“I’d say it depends,” Evan said. “Do you want to make your cakes for average people or do you want to cater to a high-end market?”

“That’s just it. I don’t even know. Can I even hope to get the high-end business? I’m just starting out.”

“Lower prices might bring in more business,” said Sam.

“Well, for what it’s worth,” Mom said, “I think you could charge whatever you want! Your cakes are fantastic.” Spoken like a true mom.

“But what do you think people will actually pay? I know my cakes are good, but don’t I have to pay my dues first?”

“Well, a product is worth whatever people are willing to pay,” said Dad. “The problem is you don’t know what that is yet.”

At that moment an idea leaped into my mind. It wasn’t a spark, and it didn’t evolve. It landed there as a fully formed idea. I didn’t even have a chance to think about how crazy I might sound before it spilled out of my mouth. “Well, if a product is worth what people are willing to pay, why not let the people decide how much they should pay?”

Everyone laughed. They thought I was joking. Only I wasn’t laughing.

One thought on “Fiction Focus: A peek at Karey White’s ‘For What It’s Worth’

  • December 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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    Cake and fiction, two of my favorite subjects. I can’t wait to pick up my copy!!

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