Poll: Do You Read Early-Released Excerpts?

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The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks publishes March 11, August 2014!

Last week, I decided to have some fun and hold a Facebook contest where, if Terry’s fans Liked and Shared a post enough, I would release Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 together from the new book. The response was overwhelming, of course. When Terry’s fans want something and band together, they become an unstoppable force. Within an hour, I had to post the two chapter excerpts, letting people read the opening chapters from The High Druid’s Blade.

Readers are very different from one another though. Some like reading excerpts of forthcoming books early; others hate that, preferring to have the entire book before starting it.

Many of Terry’s fans jumped at the chance to begin reading the next book early. Others Liked and Shared the post to help their fellow fans but they didn’t want to read the excerpts.

In my mind at least, it set up an interesting question:

Do you read early-released excerpts from books you are excited about?

Post your thoughts and comments below!

Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!