Friday, September 01, 2017
How authors self-publish fiction series and actually make them sell to "addicted" readers
There’s a site called Self-Publishing Advice and I found a long blog post and interview on how fiction series authors can get started, when the author intends a series, with a technique called “Perma free” (the first book follows “it’s free” on a table) and then Kindle Unlimited (KDP). There is a debate as to whether this is more effective than trying to use as many retail outlets as possible.
Here is the blog posting by Jay Artale as Pippa Da Costa and Susan Kaye carry on a discussion, link .
The article, dated today (Sept. 1) is quite long, but I was surprised at the claim by many author that they can get readers hooked on their series, especially in romance, fantasy, or sci-fi.
It’s true, I see people reading tablets and Kindles on the DC Metro, but I don’t see a lot of hardcopy texts. OK, one day I saw a hunk reading a philosophy textbook for college, rather like seeing a young math professor looking over a calculus quiz he was going to give.