WTF Friday

This is something new we (myself along with Born to Read Books) are doing new this year. It's where we ask...wtf about something that's bothering us. Fun right! So here is what I want to talk about today.

Should books be written in series or should series be written in trilogies? 

I ask this question because an author that I enjoy just recently wrote on her Facebook page how the series she starts with one publisher is now ending with another publisher. 

It seems that the publisher who started the series decided they didn't want to publish any more books with only two books left. Thankfully another publisher picked her up but this really pisses me off. 

It makes it really hard to invest in series when you never know if you get all the books promised in the series. 

So my question is to you, should books in a series be written like trilogies. You know, three books at a time, never adding too much so if it ends you don't feel like you are missing anything. Or do you think that only certain authors could pull this off and the rest will leave us with a weak series? 

I'd really love to hear your thoughts on this one. 





Comments

  1. Mixed feelings. When a series is more than six books in, it makes it hard for a new reader to perhaps commit to beginning it. But I think about my favorite series all of which are way above that six benchmark and I would hate it if they ended or had ended at 3. Lol

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    1. I don't necessary thing they need to end at three, I just think that a story arc should end after each three. That way the series won't get dropped and you're left with...what the hell!

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  2. I love LOVE reading series, I don't think there should be a set number on them to be honest. But I dont care for publishers that do this to authors.

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    1. I don't either. I hate when I'm really enjoying a series and notice that the last few aren't out yet only to find out that the publisher dropped the author.

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  3. I like series. I like really long series even more because you really get a lot of world building and get to know so many characters. I like trilogies but there never seems to be enough world building in them for me and three books isn't enough.

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    1. I love world building and that's why I always say to read in order if you can. It helps with that so much more.

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