I'm seeing a TON of anthologies being published lately by the Big Houses (aka publishers in NY) for their new erotica lines. There seem to be more anthologies/collections than full length stories. Yet, when I'm at work, it seems that readers steer clear of anthologies when they're buying, with the exception of a few ladies who prefer to read a complete story in one sitting.
So I ask, do you like reading shorter works like novellas? When it comes time to plunk down your dollars on a book (to the tune of $12 or more) will it be a full length novel that you choose or an anthology?
I'll admit, as long as one of my fave authors are in an anthology, I'll buy. But I will NOT purchase an anthology full of authors I don't know. I tend to try new authors with novels. Kind of strange, but for me that's the way it is. It takes something really compelling to convince me to pick up the book of a new author. A really catchy title or premise. Rarely will I see something that compelling in an anthology.
Anyone want to share their thoughts? I'm anxious to hear.
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