Serial novels. I've been seeing a lot of debate and talk about them lately. For those that don't know, a serial is a story told in short volumes. Examples include H. M. Ward's Arrangement series and Magan Vernon's Forever Wild series.
There are advantages to writing a serial. They're shorter than novels so easier to produce. It's also a less of a risk for the reader. Buy a snippet and see if you want to continue it. You don't have the commitment of an entire book.
There are downsides. Many readers feel like authors are trying to "make a lot of money" by charging more for short works than they would for a full novel. And sometimes they get fatigued when the stories go on too long. They can be too short as well. Just when you're getting into the story, it's over.
I've just been thinking about this a lot, and I wanted to know what YOUR opinions are. So what do you think? Yay or nay on serial novels? What do you think is the right price? What would you pay?