But then ... I started wondering. If I'm going to be producing three novels, is there any point in publishing each future installment separately? Or should readers just wait until they can read them all together in a novel? I've already published the first four parts separately, but that doesn't mean I have to do the same thing for the rest of them. That's the fantabulousness of self-publishing! I can change the journey along the way!
Some pros and cons of continuing with my current publishing model...
Individual novelettes + three compilation novels
- Pro - it's easier to edit, proofread and format a smaller story
- Pro - readers get bits of the story sooner
- Pro - it's easier for book review bloggers to fit a novelette into their reading schedules
- Pro - it looks like I've published more stuff ;-)
- Con - more covers = more work
- Con - more ISBNs
- Con - can't exactly do a big launch and blog tour for every single novelette!
- Con - novelettes are a bit too short to print as paperbacks, and paperbacks are COOL and REAL!
- Con - many people who have read the Creepy Hollow installments have said they wished they were longer. ie. "Give me a whole book please!"
So while I'm still thinking about it all, I thought I'd ask you guys what YOU think :-) Yay, another poll widget thingie! And, um, try and think what you'd want as a READER and not a writer (don't know if that makes a difference to some of you!). There WILL be three novel-length books, so the question here is whether the individual novelettes continue or not.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!