Besides happy emotions and a grin that splits your face so wide the muscles in your cheeks hurt, what do you expect (or like to see) when you reach the end of a book?
In the back of mine, I have the following sections:
Ways to share and recommend my book if you enjoyed it
Books Coming Soon (complete with a short link to be added to my “new release” newsletter list)
Books Already Available
About the Author
Currently I have 14 books available, not counting the bundle I have of an entire series. I don’t normally count that one. So I have 14 different stories floating around the ether, which also means in the back of every single book, I have 14 one-paragraph “blurbs” for that book and all the others I’ve written. At first, this wasn’t a problem. I had only one series or possibly two and there were about seven books listed and explained. As I’ve written more, there are more blurbs. That’s the way it goes.
In January, I plan to go through and update ALL of my books to reflect this upcoming Regency Series. That means 6 copies of all 14 (actually 15 since I have to update the bundle) will be updated to include the three new books of my upcoming series, plus that first book will also be updated. Which means every book will then have 17 blurbs. I think that borders on madness and I’m starting to doubt anyone will read them all.
I’m thinking to revamp, but only if I need to, and I want to do it in a way that will make my readers happy, so my question today is: what do you look for in the back of books? Do you want to see 17 one-paragraph blurbs (about 3-5 sentences), 17 quick one-sentence descriptions (which I have NO idea how I’ll manage this, but I shall try) OR are you one who’d prefer to just see a list of each of the books in the series? It would look like this:
Scandalous Sisters Series:
Intentions of the Earl
Liberty for Paul
To Win His Wayward Wife
Her Sudden Groom
Her Reluctant Groom
etc all with hyperlinks that lead to more information about the book.
I don’t want to bog the back of the book down with advertisements for my other books, but at the same time, I don’t want to not give enough information and not have people be interested in the other books in that series or that I’ve written.
OR do you just not even read anything past the last line anyway?
I’ve created a poll and I hope if you get a chance that you’ll take a few seconds to give me your answer.
Thanks! Have a wonderful Boxing Day!