When I was at Worldcon, on one of the panels, I asked two questions of the audience.
The first was this: do you like cliff hangers at the end of a book of a trilogy, enticing you to buy the next?
It was a fairly full lecture theatre, and the audience was split right down the middle - half of them loved them, half of them hated them. (Since then I've seen one blogger write a whole blog post on how awful The Last Stormlord was because it didn't "finish" part of the story.)
And the second question: Do you like trilogies that come out one book every month? Would you happily buy them this way?
Most people said yes. (The problem is more that authors can't write a book a month...*grin*)
So what do you think?
And on quite another matter: I am now at the airport, waiting for a flight to Glasgow. Any bets on whether there will be too much snow for the plane to land? The Noramlys are travelling! So far this year we've had two volcanoes... what will noramly us this time, I wonder?