Romance Writing Tip of the Day: #12
Written by
Yuwanda Black
April 2014
Written by
Yuwanda Black
April 2014

When Short Previews Sell Better Than Long Previews

In the last post here, we discussed whether short or long previews help you sell more. Today, we're going to look at when -- based on my experience -- short previews are just fine.

One word -- series, as in, when you publish more than one book featuring the same characters.

For example, I'm in the middle of a three-book series right now. The first two parts have been published (Return to Me and Return to Me, Part II). As stated in the last post, following is the word count of each part to date:

Return to Me: 1,339 words

Return to Me II: 220 words


Writing a Short Preview (Tease) that Sells

As many buyers of your first book in a series will come back for the second (if they connect with your story), the Preview of your second book should be more of a tease -- a curiosity heightener, but with enough detail to attract new readers.

It should make newbies to your series wonder, "Hmmm, it seems like these characters went though some interesting twists and turns. Let me check out the first book to see what it was all about."

Then of course, when the go to the first book, there's the longer Preview which gives a good idea of what the book is all about.

Hope this insight helps.

Now, I'm off to get a good chunk of Desperate for More done -- my next release-- as it's due out within a few days. Read a preview at the bottom of the last post.

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