The Sith With bowed to Betsy, and assured her that she could forsee no reason why this thread would require the use of the cattle prod.
The Sith Witch has a question about serials.
She has completed the sequel to The Doom Guardian and it is currently percolating (i.e. she tends to put aside work upon completion and let it sit for a few months before beginning edits. Like the original, the book is written in five parts. It has occurred to her that the format of the novel actually might lend itself to serialization.
She wonders if it would be a good idea to re-release The Doom Guardian in serial format. She doesn't want to pull the original book off the market. But it would be simple enough to break the novel into five parts and release a new episode once a week or once every two weeks.
The ebook doesn't have a lot of traction on Amazon. ***** knows why. It's priced at $5.99 and ***** doesn't market on Amazon-centric promotional sites. Dropping the price is not an option, because doing so would require dropping the price across all channels due to various distribution agreements ***** has. Further, the book sells well at that price OFF of Amazon. And because the book sells well off Amazon, Select is not an option because ***** won't alienate her primary market to chase after the Amazon market. It's also sold around 2,000 print copies, mostly through expanded distribution on Createspace and direct sales to her pre-existing readership using coupon codes.
*****'s thinking is that serializing the novel would allow her to capture some of the Amazon demographic by offering each part at 99 cents each. And putting herself on a firm release schedule would force her to get the final editing done of the next book so that it can be serialized once the The Doom Guardian's run is done.
Anyone with experience with serial care to chime in with advice, recommendations, and/or warnings before Her Sithiness moves forward with this plan? Opinions are welcomed and appreciated (and should be offered in the 3rd person)