I took part in a poll regarding the waiting period of a series next book. I will post replies. The replies will be under unknown.
18 votes, 41.9%
9 votes, 20.9%
* 2-6 months
7 votes, 16.3%
However long it takes to write the book
7 votes, 16.3%
UNKNOWN 1 -
Although I would like them quicker, 6-12 months is acceptable.
UNKNOWN 2 -
Waiting is hard for me, especially if there's a cliffhanger. So I would say 6-12 months normally. But I know some authors don't write as fast as others and there's a lot of research involved sometimes. I would rather wait a little longer and have a great next installment than to get it fast and have a not-so-great next installment.
UNKNOWN 3 -
I voted 6-12 because I don't mind waiting that long to get the next story. I am trying to make sure my books are out about ever 5-6 months.
UNKNOWN 4 -
I would say 6-12 months because you don't want it to be too long that your readers forget about the story and move on to another series instead.
UNKNOWN 5 -
I totally agree with the six to twelve months, despite how hard it is to get a book written in that time. As a writer working on a series, I have the first two books already written and am writing the third while editing the second as an agent is finding me a publisher for the first. It is all about commitment. If it is the last or towards the end of a series, I am a little more patient, especially if the others were released within six months of each other, because the publishers clearly plowed through to monopolize on the success!
UNKNOWN 6 - My response
The shorter the period the better. The longer I wait for it the quicker my interest dwindle.
While I would not want a rushed book that would lessen the quality of the work, I think a certain period of 6 to 7 months is acceptable.
A reader tends to get impatient. Long periods can make a reader lose interest depending on the series. If the next book in the series takes longer more than a year, then it forces that reader to read the prior books to play catch up, which can become annoying because you want to dive right into read the next installment. Also a true fan can wait a little longer.