John Wilson

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Location: Lantzville, BC, Canada

A lifelong passion for history and a fascination with the past—WWI in particular—have led to over 40 historical novels and non-fiction books for kids, teens and adults.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New novel as a serial on eBooks


Will serial novels work as eBooks? I have just uploaded the first 4 novellas of 11 that will form the epic Heretic's Secret.
Books 1 to 4 are: Gathering Storms, Kill Them All, A Gift from Bram and Fires of Minerve. Each is 18,000 to 26,000 words in length and sells for $2.99 (except Gathering Storms which is only 99c on Amazon.com and totally and utterly FREE on Smashwords.com). Book 5, Adso's Story, is planned for May and the others over the course of the Summer and Fall. Serials worked for Dumas and Dickens. Is this how they would do it today?

Books 1—4 were originally published in hardcover in 2009 by Key Porter Books as Crusade. Books 5—7 followed in 2010 as Grail. Books 8-11 were planned as Renaissance, but Key Porter went into receivership and it was never published.

The cover photo is of the memorial in Minerve to the thousands of Cathars who were burned by the Inquisition.