Yeah, I do this all manually three times a week for three tiers. Pretty annoying, to be honest.The problem I am having with Patreon is figuring out how to switch things so that once a new post is out, the permissions change for the lower level subscriber. Like if you have X gets 3 chapters and Y gets 6, is there anyway to set it so that on a certain day, one of those chapters blocked to Y gets switched over so that X can see it. Or do you have to do that manually?
Eh, I'm new to this stuff, and even considering doing something monetary with it is for now in the future...Qidian International is, using an acceptable word, bad.
My advice is never lose the copyright propriety. Using the bad platform as an example, I know of a novel which had its original author replaced with a ghost.
Imho, living as an author is incredibly difficult, but if you want to eran something then go with Patreon and likes, while using RR, WN and SH to gain as much exposure as you can. Exposure is best way to get it going.
EDIT: @Saileri might have something helpful to say in regards as he's working on it these weeks.
They do actually have competition, just not as much on the US market.And why they should? They basically have no competitors. What brings improvement is either passion or competition.
Hi, hi. What do you think is the best path for web novelists? Which websites would you recommend for non-exclusive or just to upload without any pledge?
In my case, I published my first novel on Webnovel and contracted. My contract offer was a part of a contest reward, but I think it was just luck. I don't have many collections and the features didn't help either. There were very few readers and because of the exclusive thing I couldn't try my chance on other websites. I thought I can improve my writing with another novel and maybe return to this one in the future.
So I'm writing another story and I have a Patreon page (with just two patrons there's nothing on the page I offered for patrons, for now, I don't know why they are supporting me, thanks a lot, love you) and I am looking for non-exclusive contracts from different websites.
Novelcat offered one, but conditions... weren't what I look for. Still, there are Goodnovel and others. Royal Road rejected the second story I'm writing because of the mature content though. If non-exclusive doesn't work, I think I'll focus on Patreon.
Eh, I'm new to this stuff, and even considering doing something monetary with it is for now in the future...
No one is going to give you money for nothing. Exclusive contracts count on you being one of the few authors that will earn them more than you cost in marketing/general help, and if you do happen to be one of them, you are going to think you got screwed.
It seems that no matter what, to succeed, you need marketing. And that costs money. You can do some of that yourself, (but your time is worth money), but still, it's more efficient to pay. Selling some of the rights to your work is a bit like selling shares in a startup- you need to sell some of it to get capital to grow, and if you do it right, all sides earn money
Thanks a million, going to give it a shot soon. This way I think the patreons I am sure to get will be more inclined to support me.Firstly, I think you make sure that your Patreon account is a creator account. Then, you organize your tiers and stuff, launch your account and wait for the verification. The verification took 20 mins for me. Lastly, click ''new post'' and choose which tiers can access the content. I'll attach screenshots.
Yep, one of the series that was on here Unlimited power became a web novel only series. And ive already gave up on it like most other peopl.I've seen so many good stories die because of exclusive contract paywalls like webnovel strangling their reader base. I think patreon or similar with advanced chapters is the better option or post on your own website a day so so before it's posted on scribblehub or the like to attract readers to your site and gain ad revenue. Either path or a combo of both is much better for the readers as they don't have paywalls. Causal readers will continue to read and you may gain some paying readers along the way. No matter your decision it takes a ton of luck and decent execution to be successful. I've seen quite a few messy stories become successful so luck is more important tbh.