FEATURE: Help with Less Known Authors ~


#1

In order to get Episode’s attention on how we feel about the platform, we have to voice our opinions at all times. I am a less known author myself, and I would like the Episode platform to at least notice me like they notice the top/popular authors. If you are a less known or upcoming author, please tell the Episode platform how you feel. Also, I have a post on my Instagram about this. It says #smallerauthorsmovement. If you have Instagram, and would love to share my post so that it could get everybody’s attentions, my Instagram is @brianam.stories :slight_smile:

There’s another thread that goes into a lot of detail about this topic. If you would like to check that thread out and comment on it, here’s the link:

Thank you & don’t give up~


FEATURE: Supporting Smaller Authors
#2

:revolving_hearts: Support! Just as long as we also respect bigger authors who also have really good stories too. What’s your story called?


#3

Of course! Popular authors aren’t terrible people. I just want them to know that less known authors exist too, and we want our story to noticed by people :slight_smile: The name of my story is called Sophisticated & Deceived.


#4

:revolving_hearts: Ok, I’ll give it a read and pass it on!


#5

I think that Episode should have a section purely for unknown authors and stories that are like less than 10,000 views. That way the newer authors would have a way to get known


#6

Support!


#7

I agree with you. I don’t know why they don’t make a shelf for less known and upcoming authors. They make shelves for everything else.


#8

I am definitely a less known author, but I’ve worked really hard on my story. So I would appreciate it if Episode gave less known authors some recognition.


#9

I can say the same for myself as well. I work my butt off on my story, and it seems like I’m just writing it for the sake of writing. Don’t get me wrong, writing is my hobby, and I love doing it. However, I do believe that everyone including less known authors deserves a chance in the spotlight.


#10

Exactly, I’ve been working on my story for like a year, and it has gotten no amount of recognition.


#11

I feel you. I started writing my first ever story on the Episode platform in December of 2015. I finished it in the middle of 2016. I was hoping that it would reach the 100k mark in the beginning of last year, but I was wrong unfortunately.


#12

I know right, I thought I would get like at least 100 readers by now, but noooo


#13

Episode should really consider promoting new stories from new authors. If no one knows about the story, we won’t get any reads


#14

That is true.


#15

I think it was said on another post that- even IF episode promotes you, you still have to do a lot of the work yourself. Make friends with people in the community, and ask them to read and help promote your story, and in turn, you do the same. I think that a lot of the big authors either have a lot of connections or they started to get a good fan base and went from there. It sucks that you don’t have a lot of reads yet. If it makes you feel better one of my old stories has only 76 reads and it’s been like 3 years :sweat_smile::sweat:.


#16

Well I mean, I don’t have connections, but I guess I’ll just write for fun and if people read it, they read it.


#17

Maybe someday my story will get reads :sweat_smile:


#18

By the way, has anyone read pitch perfect deep treble recently?


#19

I actually kinda know someone who worked with an author who got like millions of views. They said they had to wait FOREVER to get views


#21

I think it’s different for everyone. One person might get a lot of reads in a week :triumph: jealous… Others might have to wait years to become a popular author. I believe in writing for fun, and imaging that someone will enjoy my writing. But I do get jealous of other authors who do have more views than mine. I think that’s just natural. I’m mostly jealous of the fact that soo many people have such amazing writing and directing skills! I’m not a"popular" author… yet, and as long as I can get to a place where I think my writing and directing skills are AMAZING, I’ll be good, I don’t need views to tell me if I’m a good author or not- and that goes for all writers out there. That story that only got 76 views DESERVED those views. IT WAS BAD. It had no cover- actually, it did have a cover, of a few stick figures I drew, and I had no idea really where the story was going, I was just carefree.