It’s official. Storm Moon Press has now opened its doors to serialized fiction. This approach to fiction is definitely different and has been met with a lot of controversy in the genre. For a lot of people the thought of serial fiction might make them hesitant. After all, most publishers who offer the serial fiction charge so much per installment that you end up paying three times as much for the amount of fiction you get in the end. Why would you want to do that?
The answer, in short, is that you don’t want to do that. And the lovely thing is that Storm Moon Press is going to have a better approach that will mean paying a fair price for the fiction, with only a bit more of a charge if you purchase each installment of the story separately. Let me break it down a little for you, so you won’t be afraid of trying out our serial fiction when it debuts in 2013!
Paying Per Episode – The first and most straight-forward method of getting these pieces of fiction is to pay for each episode of a season individually. At Storm Moon Press, the first episode of a season will always be just $0.99, so you can try out a story for cheap, and then either pass on the rest if it isn’t a good fit for you, or continue getting the episodes individually after that. Each episode after the first will be priced based on length, so you don’t have to worry about overpaying. However, if you plan to be in it for the long haul, you might consider the next option…
The Season Pass – A season pass is exactly what it says: a one time payment that grants you access to the entire season of episodic fiction (either 6 or 12 episodes in a season, depending on the story). When new episodes become available, they will automatically appear in your bookshelf! In addition to the discount of buying a season pass rather than paying for each individual episode, you’ll also get exclusive access to extras from the authors, be it character interviews, sketches, or deleted/extended scenes! This is definitely the most bang for your buck.
The Final E-book – If you’re really not into the serialized format for fiction, don’t worry! We have you covered as well! If you hate waiting for new episodes to appear, then you have the option of waiting until a season completes. Once the fiction’s season is over, you will be able to purchase the entire season in a single e-book. Think of this like a boxset of a season of your favorite television show. You get every episode all in one go and don’t have to wait for updates. In the long run, this e-book will be cheaper than the purchasing the season pass, but you don’t get the extras, just the episodes.
With all these choices, we hope that readers will give our serial fiction a try! We already have some interest from veteran authors with the press such as Cari Z, Gryvon, and the writing duo S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet. If you’re an author looking for a place to publish your serial fiction or wanting to learn more about how Storm Moon Press approaches this particular kind of fiction, please feel free to learn more by heading to the serials section of the Storm Moon Press website! We’re always on the lookout for new talent, and we’d love to hear from you!
K. Piet is the Marketing Director for Storm Moon Press and the author of Catalyst and her upcoming illustrated novel, Making Ends Meet, both co-authored with S.L. Armstrong. She can be found on her website or Twitter.