There’s a long history of serialized novels but what interested me most recently was The Martian by Andy Weir.
Not only did it spawn a great movie directed by one of my old bosses (Ridley Scott), it was a terrific book in its own right.
I heard an interview of Andy Weir by James Altucher on his podcast and had to read the book.
(Here’s the link if you’re interested: https://jamesaltucher.com/…/ep-92-andy-weir-the…/ )
Weir started publishing and people really liked what he was doing so, of course, he kept going. Publishing week by week. He published to his website and then posted the entire book to Amazon. People were excited and shared the book with friends. Eventually he garnered interest from publishers and producers. Good for him, right?!
Weir serialized some other stories: some fan fiction, a Sherlock Holmes. He has also become successful with two more published novels and I can only imagine more on the way.
Anyway, I love the idea of telling a story over time. There are so many cool aspects of the process of stretching the story out. Anticipation, cliffhangers, even changing the story as we go along. Also feedback on what’s happening.
I will probably talk some more about other serialized books but wanted to let you know a little about what I’m up to. Which is sharing some info about reading and introducing my story with you.
If you’re of the mind, start reading my tale about Kwynn, Glen and Murray. It’s a quest of power and blackouts. It’s set up to read a little at a time. No big commitments. And hop on or off anytime. It on your device’s Kindle app. Thanks for reading.