Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Selling a Series: Preparing for the Ask

What, oh what, could I -- the un-pub -- possibly know about selling a series?

uhm... bupkiss


What do I imagine selling a series would require? 

~cackles~

Most of the stories I write are intended to be part of a series. It's not unusual for the original concept to actually be a book 2 or the final book. Long before I draft any manuscript in the series, I've a blurb in mind for what happens in the other books in the series.

Yes, yes, I am one of those writers who believes a series should have
 a definite end and constantly work towards that end.

The blurbs aren't that long -- no more than 250 words, a one-sheet, if you will. They include a summary statement for each of the following: the Setting, the Primary Cast, the Goal, the Motivation, the External Conflict, the Internal Conflict, and the Resolution.  I write those to aid me with seeding and maintaining the cart-horse-carrot order of events while I write the series.

I imagine other people on Team Buy KAK's Books would like those one-sheets to ... you know ... pre-sell the series to people who might want to pay for said series.

Imagination. It's a wonderful thing. 

However, to sort fact from fiction, ~snort~ I defer to the rest of my fellow Word Whores who have actually sold series. I'm as interested in the actual deliverable as you, my darling readers.

2 comments:

  1. Soon KAK, you will have plenty to say about selling a series. :)

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