What is an anthology? You probably know it as a series of short stories, usually with a common theme, in one neat little package. That is the reader's perspective. From over here in Marketing Land, an anthology is a beautiful bit of promotional genius. Here's why: Even before the self-publishing boom that turned out a lot of... let's say unfinished, books, readers had favorite authors. What is worse than finishing your favorite author's most recent book? Waiting for the next one! Anthologies allow readers to find authors who are similar to their favorites and give them something to read while they wait, possibly even finding a new favorite author. This is awesome for readers and authors alike.
Being in an anthology or boxset is great way to gain readers and exposure, as long you stick to the genre. You don't want to add your epic fantasy to a romance anthology. Hopefully, that would never even be an option, but I have seen stranger things in this new publishing world.
Here are the three main benefits to having a story in an anthology.
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