The Clients, the band with whom I played bass, once performed at a black-tie fundraiser. The tickets cost $275 apiece. So I would tell people, “Yes, you can come hear me play, but it will cost you 275 bucks, because I’m that good.”
In a similar vein, I have a new short story out, “The Coffee Shop“. You can read it, but it’s only available in hardcover, and it costs $70. It’s an anthology of comic mysteries called “Die Laughing” put out by the same folks who run the magazine, Mystery Weekly. It’s a whopping 511 pages, so you’re only paying 14¢ per page. My story takes up 15 of those pages.