Question – Should It Be Illegal To Make Readers Wait One Whole Year For A New Installment?
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Okay okay… In all seriousness, I feel it depends on the series. As it stands now (often anyways), a new series will spew out new installments every 4 to 6 months where long standing series will go the one-a-year route. I almost wish it were the opposite. If I have read 12 books in a series I am invested in it and I want to know what happens next NOW! Especially if evil authors leave us with a major cliffhanger! *glares at evil authors* I know publishers release books in a new series quick-ish (sometimes) because they don’t want readers to forget about this shiny new series and they want to suck in as many people as possible but if I’m not invested yet, I don’t mind waiting a while for my fix.
Then again, when you finish a book in a long running series it feels like an eternity when you think of having to wait twelve months for the next book…but then twelve months end up going by rather quickly. So then one a year isn’t so terrible…but it would still be better if it were one book every six months. 😉
So what about you? Do you think it should be illegal to have readers wait one whole year for a new installment?