I didn’t realize it until now, but I’m actually writing a trilogy. The Star Series books are really only three books long. So, um, I guess that makes them a trilogy. They are related and sequential, they just all have mostly different characters. Anyway, it looks like I will have to alter the cover to Starstrikers and include in the cover of Starforgers the order to read them in and stuff. To avoid any confusion, or at least to cut down on the confusion.
Below is what the Starstrikers cover may look like this fall. It’s just a crude hack, but you get the idea. Branding must reflect the fact that it’s book two and that it’s part of a trilogy. I won’t make this change though, until Starforgers is out, otherwise people will worry that they read them in the wrong order. The third and final book, Starveyers, will be out next fall. But don’t wait till then to read them all. They each can be read separately and still enjoyed.
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“A trilogy is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works” Also, “Most trilogies are works of fiction involving the same characters or setting,” and “Others are connected only by theme: for example, each film of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy explores one of the political ideals of the French Republic (liberty, equality, fraternity)” — Wikipedia
I was thinking of the tri-colours trilogy by Kieślowski and then found that on Wikipedia. Kieślowski is one of my favorite directors and that trilogy is awesome. As far as my books are concerned, I admit that they are a tad bit unusual. But I’m hoping that can be leveraged by a brilliant literary agent, or by myself, when it comes time to publish the last book.
It’s interesting that the Star series is being labelled as a triology. Generally, triologies follow people or lineages, with some familial link between the first and second and between the second and third books, if not all three due to time lengths. Yet, yours, while I agree it is a triology, is more a triology set around a place, in this case a galaxy. Kind of interesting and I don’t think I can recall a similar use of a series that way.