I think a mega or epic book like Under The Dome by Stephen King probably couldn’t have been broken down into smaller pieces and made into a series of books about Chester’s Mill but as I’ve read series of books throughout the years I’ve often wondered why in the world they weren’t just released as one big book. This is especially the case with a series like The Selection. Don’t get me wrong, I have greatly enjoyed reading the entire series including the recently released companion novella about Prince Maxon’s life prior to the Selection but I still can’t help but think that it would have been just as easy to release it as one single book instead of a series of books.
But maybe that’s just me. Maybe series like the Lucky Harbor series or the Danver’s books are better as individual, quicker reads instead of with one big book. What do you think? Let’s take a vote and see what readers really think.
Update: This poll is now closed. It turns out the vast majority of readers who participated in this poll would rather have 2 books at 300 pages each than 1 big book at 600 pages.