Um… I just want to point something out. Currency conversion (which is based on current exchange rates) is not a fool proof way on assessing what’s expensive and what isn’t.
In one country, 1 dollar may get you a lot. In another country, 1 dollar may get you nothing. Just because there’s more numbers or higher numbers in one currency compared to 1USD doesn’t mean it’s more expensive.
Example, the USA has dollar stores. Everything $1. Japan has one hundred yen stores. Everything ¥100. The conversion rate is 1.00 USD = 112.547659 JPY. Does that mean it’s more expensive in Japan? No. Exchange rate-wise, the dollar is worth more… but a ¥100 coin will get you at the one hundred yen shop the same thing a $1 bill will get you at the dollar store.
A further example: a McDonalds big Mac. To buy one in the US, you’ll need 5 dollars and 30 cents. That’s 5.27 Swiss francs. But in Switzerland, a big Mac costs 6.82. If you’re Swiss, though, you’re also earning higher wages, paying higher taxes for universal healthcare and such, and therefore spending less out of pocket to live. So a big Mac might be more expensive in Switzerland, but it isn’t more expensive for the people. Do you get what I mean?
My 2008 paperback copy of Paper Towns by John Green says it is $9.99 USD/$12.50 CAD. The book’s worth isn’t changing across countries, even if it’s price is. When it comes to this book, 9.99USD has the same worth as 12.50CAD.
Because it’s so complex comparing coin/chapter costs to asses worth or affordability for various countries, in short, the best means of comparison is HOW MUCH DOES AN EBOOK COST IN THAT COUNTRY? What you get on Wattpad, Tapas, Radish, should be comparable to a traditionally published ebook. It can be less. But it’s a poor business move for it to be more.