Does anyone else think it is super hard to get reads on new stories? Do you find it hard to gain reads?
Because I do!!
I think episode could come up with something more than just promoting your story on the forums and Instagram, I just think it is really unfair for the new writers.
Does anyone else agree?
yes! i’m a new writer and i love writing but it feels like the hardest part of being a writer is not writing but getting recongnition
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Maybe there could be something like buying some time for your story to be on the front page, or on its own shelf so a lot of people could see it.
I totally agree, is the hardest part ever. And I just don’t think it’s right having to gain followers just so your story gets views. It’s just so difficult.
I like where your going with this, and I absolutely agree. This is actually a brilliant idea!
It’s so hard! You just have to work on doing r4r honestly.
R4R is OK, I have done a few r4r’s myself. But it sometimes frustrates me as I absolutely love reading stories that pull you in and I don’t mean to sound rude but you have to click with a story and find it entertaining and when i do R4R sometimes it’s hard to get into some of the stories
It’s torture to read a story you don’t find interesting.
Especially doing it over and over again.
HAHHAA I know what you mean!!!
What’s the name of your story I’d love to read it
I agree!! I’m a new author and I’m just done promoting on contrary people only read famous author’s and few of them supports new authors…it’s like we need your feedbacks and we can improve !
Some people manage to find a wider audience to see their story actually exists. You have to find a wider audience somehow. It’s all about finding a much bigger audience. Some people manage to find it, hence them not promoting on the forums. Lol, let me know when you find a way to get a wider audience. I’m still looking.
I get what you mean with the R4R stories. I sometimes struggle to read them too and finding a real gem is very rare… sometimes I see people following lots of people on instagram or the Episode app (and we’re talking about following thousands of people), hoping they’ll give their story a chance. I must admit I followed/reached out to random people on Instagram too at first, but I did that to get to know people and I met some really great friends like that. I do hope to build my following in a natural way in the future though. It’s really hard to get your story out there. It’s like a new product; you have to sell it and convince people to read it.
Anyway, I’m still doing R4Rs so if anyone is interested, send me a message on here or on instagram: @linsee.stories
I suggest they do a section for new stories that have at least 10 episodes that way everybody gets some Kind of publicity
Thank you that means a lot
Yes, this is also a fab idea!!