This is the dilemma I still face when considering my 700-page novel Tell Me Something True.
Although many-stranded, it is all one complete story, and takes place over one year. Well, the main thread does. Heh.
But there are four distinct parts to the novel, and I do still wonder if it might be more palatable for a potential reader if split? As in, a four-book series?
It would mean each quarter would be easier-to-afford, but overall the reader would spend more for the complete behemoth (to use Tamsin’s description in her writocracy.blogspot.co.uk review).
- 1 x eBook @ £2.94
- 1 x paperback @ £14.99
- 4 eBooks @ £0.99 each = £3.96
- part 1 paperback … 130 pages @ £5.99
- part 2 paperback … 190 pages @ £6.99
- part 3 paperback … 190 pages @ £6.99
- part 4 paperback … 190 pages @ £6.99 … so total of £26.96
Do you think they would be likely to gather more interest? At the very least, I suppose, the first one would be a cheap introduction to the novel, at almost a third of the cost of the whole book, offering a taster which might entice readers to try before buying the remainder (or whole thing)?
I might even be able to offer the first eBook for free? And possibly host a giveaway for it, or a free paperback #1 as a competition prize, when at the moment it’s not so easy, given its size?
Any thoughts? Always welcome. 🙂