January 10, 2015 in 

When a book is published “out of series”, it means that it does not fit into the publisher’s normal series numbering. This can happen for a number of reasons. For example, the book might be a spin-off from the main series, or it might be a prequel or sequel to the series.

There are a few different ways that a book can be published out of series. The most common is for an author to write a book that is not part of a series, and then later decide to turn it into a series. In this case, the book is published as a stand-alone, and then later books in the series are published. This can happen when an author writes a book that is popular, but does not initially plan to turn it into a series.

Finally, a book can be published out of series if an author writes a book that is part of a series, but the series is later cancelled. In this case, the book is published as a stand-alone because there is no longer a series for it to be part of.

There are a few different reasons why an author or publisher might decide to publish a book out of series. One reason is that the book does not fit the series’ continuity. This can happen if the book is set in a different time period than the rest of the series, or if it has a different tone or genre. Another reason is that the author or publisher feels that the book will be more successful as a stand-alone than as part of a series.

Out-of-series books are an important part of the publishing industry because they provide readers with a greater variety of books to choose from. They also allow authors to experiment with new genres or topics, which can lead to more successful and popular books.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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