Current trends in sci-fi and fantasy books are a recall to epic classics of the past. In years past sci-fi and fantasy eBooks were one-shot episodes that introduced shallow characters and settings and left readers unfulfilled in an attempt to produce as fast as readers could consume. Now these eBooks see the success of series that are getting turned into TV shows, such as True Blood and Game of Thrones, and they are now featuring a broad cast of characters, an intense setting, and an overreaching plot that expands over many eBook installments. Authors and publishers now realize how invested readers can become in their worlds, and they are investing in these series.
One of the best trends of these new sci-fi and fantasy books is the offering of eBook deals so readers can test out a series before they commit to reading all of the books. Readers can often find the first book in a series offered for free, so they can try it out and get a feel for if they like the writing, characters, and setting. This is a great way for authors and publishers to give out a sample and get people to try something they never did before. Think of it in the same way you would samples from the grocery store – when a new brand or product comes out you don’t know if you want to spend the money to try it, but when the store gives you a sample then you can make the decision right away. This is why you’ll always find great eBook deals, especially for stories in sci-fi and fantasy series.