Multi Author Box Sets – Deal or No Deal?
As a reader looking for deals… a Multi author box for 99c is a Steal. Multiple Full length novels for JUST 99c? Wow! Couldn’t get a sweeter deal than that.
I for one am not a big fan of box sets… If it is a box set of a single series from a single author, maybe I will consider buying it. Multi authors box sets with multiple stories without any real connection or link between the stories is just overkill IMHO. Plus they mess with my e-library. How do I sort and eventually find these books??!!
I don’t mean to single out any authors or box sets, Just using the current Top ranked box set as an example here:
The Spice Box Box set is currently sitting at #13 on Amazon’s bestseller list. This box set per the blurb has something for everyone be it contemporary romance or romantic suspense, alpha vampires, shifter stories, or BDSM romance???!!!! Huh!!! Again how do I file this on my e-reader? Yea, I’m Kinda OCD about my books 😉
As I see these Multi Author – Multi book box sets pop-up all over the place, It makes me wonder if the “box set” deal at 99c are truly a deal for the reader or a Fast Track Deal to hitting a best seller list for the authors…
Are readers truly reading every book within the multi book box set? I highly doubt it. So readers, I would like to know what you think of this new “Multi Author – Multi book – box set” trend in the publishing industry. – Deal or No Deal? why?
For any Authors who might be reading, I would like to hear your thoughts on this emerging trend: Do you think the 99c price point is overkill? Are we setting up reader expectations here? If you are a part of a box set what was your true motivation for being part of a multi author box set. Oh and did your box set make the bestseller list?
Hit the comments, I’m curious to read your thoughts on this trend…