Friends! Netizens! Countrypeople! Lend me your thoughts.
I’ve been kicking around an idea for some time now and would like to get your thoughts.
Say you saw a book on Amazon, or online at B&N, or other fine web establishments.
It’s called something awesome like Fantastical Science and Other Serialized Lies.
It has a cover that hearkens back to Frank Frazetta’s Conan artwork, without the revealing attire and misogyny. It’s stylized and the characters are larger than life. The cover might even remind you of Darrell K. Sweet’s work (Wheel of Time) or stuff by Michael Komarck (google him– I’ll wait).
Or just enjoy this image:
The blurb says something like this:
Enter seven extraordinary worlds with the first installation of stories by authors Jimmy Authorness, Alice Writerly, et al.
Fantastic Story title one: A two sentence slug about the first story.
Fantastic Story title two: A two sentence slug about the second story.
At the end of the blurb, you are told that the next compendium of installments in these wonderful stories will be ready on a given date one month or less from the day you’re looking at this first book.
So it’s a serialized set of stories– but only the first installment in those stories. And you get to read seven different ones for the price of one book. And the series will just continue. One story might finish in four installments, then have its place taken by a new story, while the other stories just continue on their merry way.
Does all that make sense? What do you think? What questions do you have that I might not have thought of?