Tips for Participating in Novella Collections

Today I’m reblogging Linda Yezak’s post on novella collections This is more helpful information for those who have wondered about participating in a collection. writing novellas is a different skill set than writing a novel. Linda is a master at both. She and I will be part of a collection in 2019. Looking forward to sharing the stage. Take it away Linda. Thanks for letting me reblog your great information.

Linda W. Yezak

The newly publishedA Southern Season is the third novella collection I’ve participated in, the first that was traditionally published, and I can tell you—I love writing novellas and being in collections.

As I’ve mentioned before, I use these novellas to play in genres I don’t usually get to write in—in other words, I play outside my brand. Is that smart? Well, let’s consider that, among several other things about participating in collections.

The Pros and Cons of Participating in Collections

As with anything else in this business, there are good points and bad…

Pros

  • Increased visibility and opportunity to expand your audience:

Most collections have an “anchor” author, a more established writer who is likely to bring in readers. People buy the collection based on that person’s name alone and will often (but not always, sad to say) read and appreciate any new-to-them names in the collection.

  • The…

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