Episode followers notifications

Hey, I couldnt find which category that was about. I just needed to know, do the followers on the app get notification when you published a new chapter? If they dont get notification, what is the point of followers? I mean, what are its benefits?

As a starting author, I understand that a lot of author’s make the Episode accounts so they can keep they’re readers updated like when the next episode will be out or sneak peaks. I also noticed that some authors do QandA’s on their Instagram stories, which let’s the readers understand more about the author/story. And I’m pretty sure that when you follow someone on Instagram, you get notifications when that person posts on IG.