~ The way the episode app is currently structured makes it really difficult to find new stories to read and for small authors to gain more reads. This is because the app only showcases TOP Stories and nothing else!
So I came up with a few suggestions for the app’s structure to help fix this problem.
Here are my suggestions:
The home page is the best place to advertise/showcase the top stories and is perfect as is.
The “genres” section should include “New Stories” as opposed to “Top Stories” because the top stories are already promoted in the home page. For example, the “Romance” category should be filled with NEW Romance stories, “Drama” with NEW Drama stories and etcetera.
3. The “user stories” section should ONLY be for NEW stories (to be arranged in descending order from newest to oldest/least reads to most reads) and should MAYBE… have a specific shelf life of like 1 - 2 weeks so that stories aren’t there for too long in order for other stories to be showcased as well.
And then you can have a “FAN FAVORITES” section which would only be for Top Stories, Featured Stories, and etcetera.