Serial Publishing: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Serial publishing can leave readers unsatisfied and, ultimately, frustrated.

By Edward Nawotka

As discussed in today’s feature story, more authors have been experimenting with serial publishing. It affords the writer the opportunity to maintain a constant connection with the reader.

Readers, on the other hand, have been reticent about the move. After all, why by a single chapter or two for 99 cents and have an incomplete experience when you can buy a finished work for the same price or a little more.

So tell us where you fall on the question. Serial publishing: thumbs up or thumbs down?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.