Hi everyone! I just want to start by saying that I’m not sure if I’m in the correct category so if a moderator feels that they need to change it, by all means please do!
So I’m sure authors and readers alike are very familiar with this screen:
I’d like to suggest that the Episode team removes this screen for the following reasons. Authors update when they can but this screen encourages readers to send them a fan mail about it even if the author has already indicated that the story will be continued. At the moment, authors have no control over whether or not this screen comes up but I know that many authors would really appreciate if it didn’t. It adds unnecessary pressure to authors who try to update when they can. Authors’ fan mail sections are riddled with “Are you continuing,” “When is the next chapter coming out,” and “We’ve been waiting, when are you publishing” which are incredibly discouraging . Yes, we could turn off our fan mail, but then we would also be turning off the opportunity to interact with our readers.
Obviously we can’t stop these messages altogether, but I think removing this screen at the end of chapters or at least giving authors the choice to have it or not would really help with this.
What do you guys think?