A Serialized Story Anthology

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?

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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