I have a question and I'd love to hear YOUR thoughts.
A lot of reviews for the Ward of the Vampire serial complain that the story is divided in installments and you have to buy 5 books to get the full story.
The way I see it, it costs less $5 to buy the entire serial (less than $4 if you get the first one free on the first day of any month) and for that you get over 160.000 word / about 450 pages. Personally, as a reader and writer, I think that's a pretty nice deal just on a page number against dollars ratio. If I had sold the serial as one book from the start, it'd definitely have been for a price higher than $5.
Is having to buy 5 books that annoying? Should I give up on serials and focus on 'plain', 'regular length' novels? From where I'm standing, that'll be a lot faster as it might be only half as long as the full serial.
Just thought I'd ask for readers' thoughts. any and all opinions appreciated.