Throwback Thursday: Does Your Book Need a Sequel?


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  1. #1 by Staci Troilo on August 3, 2017 - 11:05 am

    I know publishers like series work because it gives them built-in titles for the future. But if a story is done, it’s done. I personally have one novel that people liked the characters for so much, they keep asking if I’m doing a sequel. But I told that story. Unless inspiration strikes, it’s a one-and-done, and that’s fine by me. I hate it when I get invested in reading a series only to discover the later titles aren’t organic; they’re pale shadows of the original story world only created to extend the saga. I love to read series, but I’d much rather read a good single title and say goodbye than bad follow-ups that sour me on the author’s whole body of work.

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    • #2 by Felicia Denise on August 3, 2017 - 11:14 am


      I was going to post a similar response on the post but decided not to because folks are so series-minded!

      Unfortunately, I’ve read some ‘forced’ continuations and they were little more than filler.

      There are few authors who are auto-buys for me for this very reason – the story is told in book 1, then subsequent books are rehashings, battle of the sexes, someone gets kidnapped, and someone has a baby! I’m over it! LOL!

      My first book has a part two simply because it was too long, but I still prefer standalones.


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