HBO, Showtime, and AMC have redefined Sunday nights, with an awesome show or two each week. That’s what we’re doing with eBooks. A new book each week. A new series every month and a half or so. We want to be the HBO, Showtime or AMC of eBooks.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Kings of The Serial Sean Platt and David Wright continue their unbroken string of weekly self publishing one book to Kindle each week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of their latest thriller, WhiteSpace.
The indie authors got their start with serialization self publishing last year’s smash-hit apocalyptic books, “Yesterday’s Gone,” and are now starting “WhiteSpace: Episode One” with a bang. Literally.
The first book opens with a school shooting in a quiet bedroom community on the fictional Hamilton Island in Washington State. The shooter is a teacher, rather than a student, and the shooting throws the island into shock. The story follows those involved as they heal, investigate, and soon find that the serene island harbors dark secrets tied to an evil dynasty, missing people, and what may or may not be alien abductions.
“We wanted to write a creepy story, full of paranoia, where you’re never certain what’s what,” said co-author David Wright. “We wanted to take innocuous everyday things and turn them on their head, giving everything in our story a sinister glow.”
Platt and Wright launched their indie author careers last summer, but didn’t find success until they published the second season of “Yesterday’s Gone.” The two series have been selling consistently, and garnering praise, ever since.
“We love serialized TV shows with awesome cliffhangers like ‘LOST,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ so we really wanted to bring that type of weekly cliffhanger storytelling to books,” said Platt.
Unlike most book serials, which are oftentimes single books or concepts broken into serialized chunks, Platt and Wright plot their books from the beginning with serialization in mind. The books are written with a TV-show like flow, with action rising throughout the episode to a cliffhanger ending. The writers call their weekly books “episodes” ranging from 15,000 to 25,000 words each and then compile six episodes which comprise “seasons,” before moving on to the next serial.
The TV comparisons don’t end there, however.
“You know how HBO, Showtime, and AMC have pretty much redefined Sunday nights?,” said Platt. “You know there’s always going to be an awesome show or two every week? That’s what we’re doing with eBooks. A new book each week. A new series every month and a half or so. We want to be the HBO, Showtime or AMC of eBooks.”
While TV informs their serials, the duo credit Stephen King’s serialized ‘The Green Mile,’ as their biggest inspiration in book form.
“I’m surprised more authors haven’t embraced serialization,” said Wright. “But now that the eBook revolution has given authors a chance to find, and build, their audiences, I suspect more writers will experiment with the format.”
This is the writing duo’s third serialized series, with the young adult paranormal thriller, ForNevermore released in February. After WhiteSpace, they’ll be getting to work on season three of “Yesterday’s Gone,” coming in June.
Platt and Wright are indie authors specializing in horror, sci-fi, paranormal, and dark fantasy, released via their indie publishing company Collective Inkwell. Learn more at http://collectiveinkwell.com
Learn more about WhiteSpace, and see the book trailer(s) here: