The books page of a popular news web site is interested in serializing, in five installments, the first 50 pages or so of my
I'd appreciate feedback as to whether this is a good thing.
Obviously, if readers get a taste and are hooked, it is. But might it be a case of Why buy the cow when you can get enough of the milk to determine you'd rather not buy milk?
In which case, is 50 pages too much? If so, what is the ideal amount?
Are there case studies that might be informative one way or the other, i.e. does anyone know if there been any other serialized thrillers on the Web, or at least since the days of Dickens and Conan-Doyle?
Is there anything else I should take into account?