Is there a point at which a series author needs to know when to give their fans what they want, when authors put off a book that is past overdue to be written? When has an author strung the fans along enough for either marketing or “creative” reasons? I have been asking myself these questions a lot lately. I am not saying that author’s need to take advice or plot direction from their fans – not at all. If I could write, I would. I can’t, so I read. I want them to come up with the plots, the dialogue, the characters, etc. That isn’t what I am talking about. I am talking about a trend that I see that is driving me nutty. The idea that, within a series, there is a couple that everyone knows is going to come together, but the author keeps putting that book off. Is there a point at which enough is enough […]
Lynn started the week out by talking about one type of series books in Series Serendipity – the category romance books that we see coming out every month in a variety of lines. However, sometimes when readers are talking series, we’re just talking about interrelated sets of books from an author. And, love them or hate them, there seem to be a lot of interconnected series out there these days!