For those who haven’t thought about it and would like to try an excellent 15,000 to 25,000 (or less) word format for self-publishing, might try an ebook, weekly or bi-weekly (be creative here), serial. Sort of like a continuing TV show.
Two very successful self-publishers, Sean Platt and David Wright, have had great success with their short serials on Kindle.
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Self Publishing Successes and Kings of The Kindle Serial, Sean Platt and David Wright, Go Sci-Fi for Newest Series
Kings of The Kindle Serial Sean Platt and David Wright launch the sci-fi thriller, WhiteSpace, and continue their unbroken string of self publishing success.
Kings of The Serial Sean Platt and David Wright continue their unbroken string of weekly self publishing one book to Kindle each week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of their latest thriller, WhiteSpace.
The indie authors got their start with serialization self publishing last year’s smash-hit apocalyptic books, “Yesterday’s Gone,” and are now starting “WhiteSpace: Episode One” with a bang. Literally.
The first book opens with a school shooting in a quiet bedroom community on the fictional Hamilton Island in Washington State. The shooter is a teacher, rather than a student, and the shooting throws the island into shock. The story follows those involved as they heal, investigate, and soon find that the serene island harbors dark secrets tied to an evil dynasty, missing people, and what may or may not be alien abductions.
“We wanted to write a creepy story, full of paranoia, where you’re never certain what’s what,” said co-author David Wright. “We wanted to take innocuous everyday things and turn them on their head, giving everything in our story a sinister glow.”
Platt and Wright launched their indie author careers last summer, but didn’t find success until they published the second season of “Yesterday’s Gone.” The two series have been selling consistently, and garnering praise, ever since.
“We love serialized TV shows with awesome cliffhangers like ‘LOST,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ so we really wanted to bring that type of weekly cliffhanger storytelling to books,” said Platt.