Serials are Serious Business

Can a solo book be sold to a publisher more easily if it can be spun into a series?

In my opinion, yes. It’s much easier to sell a second and a third book by the same author than it is to sell the first book by a new author. Series books ride the coattails of their predecessors and require less work to get them into the stores.

However, don’t send a fully outline of an entire series with the submission of your first book. Query the first book, then add one sentence at the end of the letter along the lines of, “I have ideas for serializing these characters.”

Author: LDS Publisher

I am an anonymous blogger who works in the LDS publishing industry. I blog about topics that help authors seeking publication and about published fiction by LDS authors.