Tip: Outline the sequels (plural!) in advance so you do not trap yourself. Rumor has it many agents INSIST that the book can have sequels before they will even look at your first work. (They want the possibility of future sales before they invest time in you.)
by John Briggs
Should your book be part of a series or a stand-alone?
Creating sequels to books is big business these days. It’s the popular thing and profitable thing to do, spurred on by the tremendous success of series like Harry Potter. Authors now, more often than not, conceive their books from the very first draft as multi-part series of epic proportions to relay an immense tale of, one hopes, great meaning or enjoyment.
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