Escape From Pig Hill, first book in The Ballad of Donny Granger is soon to complete its serialization. I have considered this process of serializing the novel to be an experiment. I needed to see how many readers came to the site, how many people donated to the serialization project, how much income was derived from book sales combined with donations. Overall, I have found the process useful. It HAS brought more readers to my audience and I have earned more income on Escape in its first quarter than on any other of my books.
In September, I'll release a poetry collection, GodSongs. Poetry is not suitable for serial publication. Next up will be Ermengarde The Expansive and The Year of Long Light, a novella. This book will be considerably longer than the original Ermengarde The Expansive, though the action takes place in a much shorter period of time. I am considering serializing this new book but wonder if a novella will appeal to readers in this format. What are your thoughts?
Please tell, in comments below, or via private email, what you think: Should I serialize Ermengarde The Expansive and The Year of Long Light?