When you go to pick up books either in ebook or print, do you prefer standalone novels or ones which are in a series?
I'm a series gal myself. I can get hooked to the story background and characters, and always want to read more. In my own works known as the Dark Moon series, I wound up having spin-off novellas of minor characters whom people wanted to read more about who didn't get their due in the main books. After Blood of the Dark Moon was released I wound up writing Blood and Mint Chocolates is one example, and due to popular demand, it too will have a sequel.
The disadvantage to a series is that sometimes you can't stay on top of the latest releases, and if you read book 2 first you may be a bit lost. I think the key is a good series is to have books written in such a way that if someone missed a book, they can still start in the middle and not wonder what is going on.
What do you think? Standalone volumes or series?
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