Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Chat: Series vs. Stand-Alone Books

     I recently subscribed to Misty from the book rat on YT. There was an interesting topic that I wanted to voice my opinion on; series vs. stand-alone books. I don't think an author should be pressured into making more books because the publishers want to make more money off of them. I think if a book was meant to be a stand-alone, if that's how the author envisioned it; that's fine. There are plenty of good books that stand-alone and are still as interesting or more than a series.
     I like to read both kinds of books, when I need a break from all the series i read, I'll read a stand-alone book. Most of the books I've read have been series'. I like to read a series once it has all been published and I can buy it all together and read it. I don't like to read a book and have it be so good that I can't wait for the next one, I don't like to wait.
     I would like to thank Misty for coming up with this awesome topic. Here are some links where you can find her.
YT: BookratMisty

1 comment:

  1. Dear Itara,

    I'm an author with a new collection of YA short stories, Ugly To Start With (West Virginia University Press).

    Will you please consider reviewing it?

    I've been writing and publishing for twenty years--more than one hundred stories and two novels--and Ugly To Start With is my best work.

    My first novel, The Night I Freed John Brown (Penguin), won The Paterson Prize for Fiction and was recommended by USA Today.

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    If you write me back at, I’ll send you a PDF of my collection for your consideration.

    At this point, my small publisher is out of available review copies, so I hope and politely ask that you consider the PDF.

    I would be very grateful.

    Thank you so much.

    John Michael Cummings


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