SFFMP 117: Keeping Multiple Series Selling, Jumping Genres, and Launching a New Series with Glynn Stewart
We’re chatting with return guest Glynn Stewart today. He’s the author of three space adventure series and recently launched an urban fantasy/superhero fantasy series. Despite genre hopping, he did great with the urban fantasy launch, so we asked him about his strategies for getting the sales rolling with a new series in a new genre, and we also had him compare his launch experience with superhero/urban fantasy versus space opera/military SF (he also launched a new military SF series over the summer).
Some more details of what we discussed:
- How Jeff’s Amazon account was canceled without warning and the hoops he had to jump through to get it reinstated.
- What made Glynn decide to start a 3rd and 4th series this year when his old series were still going.
- Some of the challenges of publishing in the urban fantasy right now (and why it can be useful if your book can go into another smaller category as well).
- Going against the tropes in military SF (and selling well anyway) with a female protagonist.
- Some genres Glynn finds interesting but wouldn’t devote time to right now since those categories aren’t big sellers.
- The challenges of writing across genres.
- Keeping multiple series selling when you’re alternating book releases between four series.
- Best strategies for launching a new series right.
- Does it make sense to do shared worlds or cross universes between your series when you’ve got different ones going?
For more information, you can check out our last show with Glynn: Episode 73: Mixing Genres, Best Categories for Cross-Genre Fiction, and KDP Select vs. Going Wide.