In the 1800s, most popular fiction was released in serial format, either individually or as part of a magazine. Even Charles Dickens released a number of his novels this way and more recently Steven King published The Plant as a serial. The reasons for this vary from economic to cultural. However, publishing in this manner meant two things: 1 – The reader had to wait between sections and 2 – The author had to write in a manner that would make the reader want more.
Arabian Nights is based around the idea of a serial novel. For 1001 nights Scheherazade entertained King Shahriyar by telling him stories. When the story ended, she was sure to be executed. By continuing the story and ending each night with a cliff hanger she managed to keep him enthralled and willing to extend her life for just one more night.
Quite a bit of talent that would take, to tell an engaging story that ends in just the right place to make you want more!
Some may think this publishing style is a scheme to make more money, making readers pay for each new section. For me, this has nothing to do with it. The final ebook will be $4.99. However, if you purchase it now it is only $0.99. You will have to wait for each update but the rest of the book will be yours to download completely free of charge.
My reasoning for doing this is so that early readers of Two Moons of Sera are rewarded for going on this adventure with me. As each volume is added the price will increase, mean that those who come to the story later won’t get the same great price and experience as those who buy it now.
It is my hope that by releasing Two Moons of Sera in this manner the reader will be able to engage and lose themselves in the story: live in and experience it more fully. I for one am likely to devour a book. I read the entire Twilight Saga in one week. That’s an astronomical number of pages. But what happens is you miss details and forget plots, all in the interest of consuming the story.
While I hope that you love 2MOS so much you want to read it all at once, I also want to invite you to review, comment, twitter or email about it. Join me in the Super Secret 2MOS Insiders Fan Page (you can only get in by following the link at the end of the ebook so grab a copy and join the fun).
Two Moons of Sera is a special book, it’s a journey that I’m thrilled to have you accompany me on. I hope that by releasing Part I now and Part II in January and so on, we will have the chance to experience the characters and plots deeply and together.
About author Pavarti K Tyler
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS.
Pavarti K Tyler’s novel Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and is being released in a serial format. Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release early 2012. Shadow on the Wall is the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.
You can find Pavarti on Amazon.
- Cover showcase: Two Moons of Sera (Pavarti K. Tyler) (bookbagsandcatnaps.com)
- “When the Bitches are in Charge” – Guest Post by Author Pavarti K. Tyler (jcandrijeski.blogspot.com)
- Book Review: Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K. Tyler (mesummer.wordpress.com)