Wednesday, March 3, 2010

On Poor Publication Practices

Publishers should not
Deceive unwitting readers.
Number your series!

This weekend I started a book that turned out to be second in a series. Nowhere on the book did it say “book two” or “sequel.” I’ve noticed this trend a lot lately (ex: “A Harry Dresden Novel” instead of “Book 4 of Harry Dresden”). There aren’t words for how annoyed this makes me. Rawr!

1 comment:

'tine said...

That is very annoying if you were anticipating reading a series, but now don't want to read books that were written first. But if you didn't know it was a series, a lot of times series books are written in such a way that you can start anywhere and not be confused.