How to do Box Sets Sept 19, 2014 11:45:31 GMT -8
Post by Ted on Sept 19, 2014 11:45:31 GMT -8
The two most common types of box set are single-author and multi-author.
For a single-author box set, an author might combine all the books in a series, or might combine the series starters of multiple series, or might simply combine all their standalone titles into a single collection. Smashwords author Anne Marie Novark, for example, created a single-author First in a Series Box Set featuring four of her full-length romance series starters for the value-price of only $2.99. Smart.
For a multi-author box set, multiple authors, usually in the same genre or category, collaborate to publish multiple full-length books or complete short stories in a value-priced bundle.
iBooks store and Smashwords collaborated on box sets and the results have been impressive. From Mark's Blog: "The surge in unit downloads at iBooks continues following Apple's release of iOS8. Using Tuesday's unit downloads as a baseline, Wednesday's unit downloads as I shared yesterday were up 84%. Thursday's unit downloads are up 183% from Tuesday. This is the aggregate average across all Smashwords titles at iBooks. The surge in downloads these last two days have been almost entirely contained to free books, though we did see a slight uptick in dollar sales at iBooks yesterday but not enough to credit to iOS8. It wouldn't be an exaggeration for me to state that Smashwords authors are on track to reach millions of new readers in the next two or three weeks."
Read how to do box sets on Mark's Blog here.... blog.smashwords.com/2014/08/how-to-do-box-sets-at-smashwords-for.html