I’ve been absent for some time because I’ve been working on a new strategy for publicising my work. I’m tired of the rat race that is social media and being told to feed the algorithms. So I’ve decided to return to some methods of publishing that have been around for years. Lots of years. And that is *drum roll* the art of serialisation.
I’m not alone in this venture, many authors of today are following this route but also some old masters like Dickens and Dumas. So. I’m in good company.
I started serialising the first of twelve books in the The Luna Legends series. The series is split into four Seasons and each season contains three parts. The prequel to the series, The Season of the New Moons is available for purchase through the more regular routes.
Thunder Moon has been published in twelve episodes over twelve weeks and in total is around 40k words. With each episode I’ve included a word count and approximate reading time and an image that I have created myself. The episodes have been delivered free via my Substack Newsletter every Friday evening at midnight to my subscribers. And during this time I’ve increased my subscriber numbers from 18 to almost 400.
And I’ve enjoyed every little part of it. It’s been one of the most satisfying publication I’ve done and more to the point… I’ve been connecting with readers.
The publication of Part II of Season One, Barley Moon, will begin with the first episode on Friday 7th January 2022. This and future books from the series over next year will be available via a paid subscription and will include other free content not available to anyone else. The cost barely covers the cost of a cup of coffee… a month.
And I’ll be writing up the experience as an article for one of the revered writing magazines, so watch this space.