Pricing News and Question
So, Beginning of a Hero is back to 2.99 pricing. This brings out a few questions that I probably should ponder. What would be successful sales at this price to keep the price sensible? Should I drop it back to .99 cents once the sequel debuts? A lower priced first book might help the sales of a second book, but I’m still not sure I’m powerful enough to go for a 3.99 pricing. Maybe I should look at this 2.99 experiment as something to do until the next book comes out. Then I revert to the original plan for a while. Maybe price boosts from my original plan should be saved for when sales bottom out and I have nothing else to lose by taking the price change risk.
One thing that always confused me about comics and multiple series that took place in the same world was the ‘Big Event’. These are the major events that revolved around a few characters while the other heroes of the world are absent. Where exactly are the Avengers whenever Galactus shows up to fight the Fantastic Four? Nobody took interest in an army of Spider-Clones running around? Batman didn’t have any curiosity when 4 Supermen showed up after the original ‘died’?
This always threw me off. I can understand in a fantasy setting at times when you’re playing in a whole world instead of a single city. Though, this puts one of my series in a problem spot. At the end of the Mylrixians, the ‘end of the world’ sort of happens. At least for that continent and it leads to a series that deals with the post-Apocalyptic world where a group of immortal superhumans rule. Serum (blood-based power dude) was to be the hero who awakens in this world and gathers the remaining heroes to take back everything.
I don’t know if or how I could keep other heroes out of this. The surviving champions from Legends of Windemere might step in. Darwin, Sin, and so many others might try to undo all of this before it becomes a problem. There are options like having the entire continent cut off from the rest of the world or Gabriel, the destiny god, refuses to let anyone get involved.
So, is it possible to have part of a world be in a post-Apocalyptic state for the sake of a series while the rest of the world is untouched?