Oh my goodness! You don't want to miss this!
In Seekerville today, Vince Mooney is talking about why it's so important to reward your reader on every page of your novel. Vince does a great job of explaining his philosophy - which by the way is the name of his blog, Philosophy of Romance - and then follows up with awesome examples of Rewards Per Page in action.
Just to give you an idea of the substance of this post, Vince says:
I have over 1,200 eBooks on my Kindle. At least 95% of these books were free
downloads. Many were selected only because I knew that they might be offered as
free for just a day or two. Since I knew that at some point in the future I
might want to read any of these books, I downloaded them when I had the
opportunity. While I own these books, I have no investment in them. I probably
will never read 90% or more of my Kindle books unless I encounter a good reason
to read them beyond simply owning them. Such a good reason might come about if
an author or a review makes the book seem like something I would really want to
Isn't that what we want? To invest the reader in our books? I mean really invest in our books...in us. I'm like Vince, I have tons of free downloads on my Kindle, but how many of those have I read, much less been so enthralled I've gone searching for more books by the author?
When I publish my series, I want to share the best of who I am with my readers. I want to say thank you to my reader on every page of my book -- at least once on every page, if not multiple times.
Vince Mooney knows his stuff. Take a moment and drop in on his party in Seekerville. Read the post and leave a comment. You'll be glad you did!!