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Hi. My name is Christine and I'm a binge reader. If I find a new series I really love, I'm going to read the books as fast as I can get my hands on them. I won't stop for anything else until I've mentally ingested them all.
If the series isn't finished, and I have to wait a while for the next book, it's painful. I want it. And I want it now!
Society has been seeing a rising trend of binge watchers. You see those memes all the time.
This is creating more binge readers.
What does this mean for authors? Well, series do excellently. The problem with this is that it takes a long time to write a series.
I've learned the hard way to write all the books in a series BEFORE releasing them. This way you can concentrate on promoting the series, and you can release them in quicker succession. But how quick is quick enough?
That's my big question of the day. Everyone has varying opinions. Six months is too long. Many readers will have moved on by then. Three months gives you plenty of breathing room. I like having a month between releases. But then I've read that having two weeks between releases keeps your sales from drooping.
What do you think about release dates for series? And are you a binge watcher/reader?