Issue Two is running a little long so I’m wondering if people would rather see a the novella length issue split in two. On one hand you get the material faster, and the second issue a month or so later, on the other you pay twice to get all the content when the novella is split up like that. What do you think?
Poll Question about the PROMIS series:
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I voted “Who Cares” because it’s a matter of what you’re trying to do. If you want each story arc to be a single issue then make each issue as long as it needs to be to tell the story. If your goal is to put out an issue of a certain length every time, then split it once you break a certain threshold.
In the end, it depends on your publishing paradigm – do you want to focus on getting (for example) a 20K word installment out the door every month, or do you want to focus on telling a self-contained story every issue, regardless of time and length?
Answer that question for yourself, and you’ll have your answer.
The original goal was to tell a self contained story in every issue that was part of a wider story arc that would take place over the series. I never intended to write X amount of words and throw it up on Kindle each month. Good point.
Yeah, there you go. Stick with your paradigm and I think you’ll be solid. You’re not publishing a magazine that needs to be out the door every 30 days – you’re writing stories and when they are ready they are ready, and the length is the length. If you stick with that, you’ll be rock solid.
That was a clumsily-written paragraph. Can you tell I’m doing this at work?
Anyhow, you get what I mean.
Thanks Jack. I’m excited about getting this one out the door. Issue One was a narrative hook but Issue Two will have the action along with the character development.