Box Sets: Win-Win for Readers & Authors
By Joan Reeves
Giveaway also, so read on!
I don’t know who the brave soul was who published the first box set, or what that set was, but the marketing genius who came up with the concept created a phenomenon. In fact, for the most part, a box set is a definite win-win for readers and authors alike.
A Win for Readers
Box sets can be short stories, novellas, or full-length novels. Box sets can be the works of a single author or of many authors.
Regardless of the box set content, it’s a win for readers. The reason is readily apparent. A reader can get a bunch of books--short, long, or a mixed bag--for a very low price. Sometimes a box set is even free! To a reader, this is like finding gold! As a reader, I take full advantage of these bargains.
Another Win for Readers
You’ll have the opportunity to read authors you may not have heard of and not have to pay a lot for the privilege. You may just discover a new favorite author or even a new genre.
A Win for Authors
Sure, there are some drawbacks to box sets for an author. What comes readily to mind is the fear that the low prices undercut an author’s income.
However, the win for the author is very real. Having your work bundled with other authors will expose your work to the other authors’ readers. You may find that readers who hadn’t read you before will read you and like how you spin a story. Voila. You’ll have created a new fan for your work.
Another Win for Authors
When you’re grouped with authors who are more into marketing and promoting than you, you’ll be forced to up your game. Change--growth--is always a good thing.
What’s equally important is you’ll meet some wonderful authors and make new friends. In the cold cruel world of publishing, that too is a good thing.
21 Books by 21 Bestselling Authors
Here are the books of Summer Fire. Just about every type of romance is shown--sweet to suspense to steamy--so readers of every sub-genre will find a story to love plus new genres to explore. There you have the win-win for all.
Gennita Low, author of Sizzle. “Sizzling passion and flying bullets.”
Stacey Mosteller, author of Just One Summer. “Good girl meets bad boy in Just One Summer.”
R.J. Lewis, author of Sinful. “She’s straight and narrow; he’s sinfully rebellious.”
Kym Grosso, author of Solstice Burn. “Love and erotic temptation in the tropics.”
Victoria Danann, author of A Season in Gemini. “A breath of fresh romance--normal and paranormal.”
L. Wilder, author of Summer Storm. “Can their love survive the storm?”
Linda Barlow, author of My Mile-High Mistake. “Can she resist his temptation at 35,000 feet?”
Teresa Gabelman, author of Rodeo Romance. “Summer + Cowboys = Sexy Fun.”
Cat Miller, author of Sun Burnt. “Sophisticated city girl’s wild ride with a cowboy.”
Mimi Barbour, author of Big Girls Don't Cry. “Why cry when no one is listening?”
Helen Scott Taylor, author of Irish Kisses. “Second chance at love in an enchanting Irish castle.”
Clarissa Wild, author of Killer. “Bitterness turns into an obsession; a stalker is born.”
Patrice Wilton, author of A Man for Hire. “She hired him for a weekend, not to find love.”
Nicole Blanchard, author of Anchor. “Guaranteed to get you wet!”
Victoria James, author of Sweet Surrender. “He wanted the sweetest surrender.”
Mona Risk, author of Husband for a Week. “Never fall in love with a fake husband.”
Lorhainne Eckhart, author of His Promise. “A love they thought would last forever.”
Danielle Jamie, author of Tan Lines and Salty Kisses. “Second chance romance sure to steam up your Ereader.”
Brandy L Rivers, author of Summer Rhythm. “Doug never could resist Chloe. Is she back for good?”
Terri Marie, author of Someone Exactly Like You. “The chase is on!”
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Joan Reeves, whose book in Summer Fire is Heat Lightning, is a bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. Available as ebooks and audiobooks, her romance novels all have the same underlying theme: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.” Joan lives her happily ever after with her husband in the Lone Star State. Sign up for WordPlay, Joan's free email list for readers: http://eepurl.com/Yk61n.