Chapter Releasing

Hello, I am not sure this post belongs in this section but I was wondering if anyone could help me with this…

When we create a new story, we have to publish the first 3 chapters? I understand I can only publish if I have written 3 chapters… But do I have to post the 3 at once?
Can’t I post 2 chapters and then post the other one?

Thank you.

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No, you can’t. You have to have at least 3 chapters on the app.

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Oh that’s sad. I wanted to release 1 and 2 and then in a couple of days 3 and 4…
Thank you! :slight_smile:

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You have to publish at least 3 however, what you can do to go around this is lock your 3rd episode. So even though it’s published they won’t be able to read the 3rd one.

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That would be amazing! Do you know how I could lock it?
That would be extremely helpful also in the future because I’d be able to have several episodes already written in the portal and only launch a few!

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I think to lock an episode, you use the same code as when the reader chooses a name.

Yes, so in the beginning of the third episode, start it with something like this:

label locked

INT. BLACK - DAY
NARR
Sorry this episode is currently locked.
goto locked

So when they try to play the 3rd episode, It’ll say it’s locked. So they won’t be able to see past this dialogue in the script.
And then remove the coding when you want to unlock it.