A Second Edition of Princelings?

I’m thinking of revising The Princelings of the East – just the first ebook – and re-publishing it as the second edition.

Why would I want to do that when it’s just got a five star review from Readers’ Favorite, you ask.

Well, despite readers giving it five stars, they also give feedback on things that would improve it.  Especially so when they give it four stars!  I think feedback is valuable, and worth examining.  So when a range of readers say similar things about the sentence structure,  keeping track of characters, and managing to keep up with the plot (the time tunnel is explained very fast) I think it’s worthwhile revisiting it to see what I should do to improve it.

I wrote Princelings of the East in 2008.  It was my first venture into book-writing. I’ve done a lot more since, and in particular I’m a lot more at home writing dialogue that takes the story forward.  I remember wanting the pace to be fast (but some people say it might be too fast for this audience) and I did do quite a few things in flashback – as in… we’re three days on, these are the highights of what happened.  Some of that probably works, but maybe there’s too much of it.  Maybe I can tell the story better!

What do you think?  Have my author friends ever done a major revision of a published book?

And as I’ve got a major promotion planned for mid-late September, if I’m going to revise it, this might be a good time to get it done 🙂

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3 responses to “A Second Edition of Princelings?

  1. That is a tough decision. But I think that two things argue for doing the revision: 1, you have a pretty clear vision of what needs doing, and 2, it is the first book in an on-going series, and you want it to be top-notch to be sure that people will read on! I would probably go for it.

      • It goes without saying that I’m assuming you have the chops to do it. Of course, if I’d caught up with all the novels (see comment on the Nano sample) I would have more authority to say so (but samples and flash fiction tell me you do).

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