Creating a book series is a sure-fire of generating a lot more sales, but it's not as easy as it looks. There are numerous pitfalls you need to avoid in order to successfully execute a book series that drives more revenue. In this article, I'm going to break down my main tips when it comes to creating a book series, that makes some serious money.
1. Plan The Whole Series Of Books Ahead Of Time.
Instead of writing the first book and then trying to make that book the start of a book series afterwards, it is much more effective to plan the whole book series before writing the first book. This way the book series will be robust and functional. So, take the time to decide how the story will unfold over multiple books, how characters will develop and what plot twists there will be.
2. Educate The Reader From The First Book That The Book Is Part Of A Series.
Educating and informing the reader from the first book that the book is going to be part of a book series is very important. Doing this sets the readers expectations from the start and gets them used to the idea that if they want to know how the story unfolds and ultimately resolves they are going to have to invest the time and money to engage with the entire book series, and not just your first book.
You can inform the reader that the first book is part of a series in the book title, blurb and at the start of the book, and, of course, in the Kindle book listing title and description.
3. Hint To Later Books In The Series Within The First Book.
A really good way of getting your readers excited about subsequent books in the series is to subtly hint at things to come in the later books in the series within the first few books. It’s crucial for you to pique their interest early and often so they are compelled to buy the rest of the books in the series.
4. End The First Book On A Cliffhanger
Ending the first book on an epic cliff-hanger is a sure-fire way of making your readers really eager to pay for the next book in the series. So, it’s worth really spending the time and effort to structure the last 10-30 pages of your book to build up to a big cliff-hanger so that the reader is really compelled and motivated to buy the next book to find out what happens next.