Friday, October 31, 2014

Random Things You Should Know If You're Writing A Serial

  • Use Smarturls - the ability to redirect your links at any time will save you from the crazies
  • Know your genre - are serials common in your genre? Six episodes released every two weeks is common in sexytimes romance. Another common pattern is three longer episodes every 2-4 weeks. SF doesn't have many serials - so all bets are off there. For Season One of Debt Collector, I released 9 episodes every two weeks. For Season Two, it's 9 eps once a week - why? Because I want to get to the end sooner! Mainly because SF readers wait for the box set. In romance, readers are more enthusiastic about reading ep-by-ep.
  • Set a schedule
  • Use-preorders 
  • Cliffhangers are okay - if you don't want to use them, good on you. But they're part of the form, so don't think you're cheating if you do. 
  • Covers still sell - Unique covers are cool, but using the same image with different titling can save on cost. I would pay for a professional cover either way.
  • Novels still sell better - for most genres. Romance seems to be the one exception to that rule.
  • Serials are difficult to advertise - Bookbub won't take them, and many other ad places have a minimum size (less so now, though).
  • Set your first episode free - one of the great advantages of a serial is having this 24/7 ad of your series on the free list.
  • Don't be afraid to release Ep1 and Ep2 at the same time - with the first one free! This can be a great way to get the serial started.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bollywood Giveaway Signups!

Great news! Third Daughter was listed by Library Journal as one of their Top 10 e-romances for 2014! Also listed in the top 10 was Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev! This was too much of a good thing to pass up, so Sonali and I are celebrating with a Bollywood giveaway!

We would love to have your blog participate!

We will be giving away books, scarves, Indian jewelry, and henna-tattoos! As well as having a quick Q&A about Love and Arranged Marriage. SIGN UP HERE to host the event on your blog on 11.4.14, and we will send you the HTML!

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Release: Specter (Debt Collector 11)

Season Two
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PRE-ORDER the full Season Two on Kindle
releases 12.15

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If you are in Kindle Unlimited... ALL the episodes are free! Click on links below!

Season One - Lirium (Episodes 1-9: Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy, Broken, Driven, Fallen, Promise, Ruthless, Passion)

Season Two - Wraith
10 - Wraith (10.20)
11 - Specter (10.27)
12 - Menace (11.3)
13 - Temptation (11.10)
14 - Shattered (11.17)
15 - Untitled (11.24)
16 - Untitled (12.1)
17 - Untitled (12.8)
18 - Untitled (12.15)
BOX SET (Vol 10-18) - (12.15)