So I’ve been talking to other people in the community and we all agree that the “new” ranking system is not beneficial. The stories used to trend based on the fact that the community were enjoying it and reading it (which keep in mind still earns Episode money through ads alone) but now due to the new system, those authors have just faded. Don’t get me wrong the new trending stories are great and the authors have so much talent, but I just wish we weren’t forced to make the choice between trending and our readers. Especially for small authors in the community, you can barely get into the top 5 or 10 in your own genre. Not to mention the fact that authors are moving their stories into different genres because they won’t be recognised in the ones like romance and drama because they don’t have the following. If Episode wants to make more money okay that’s fine, but keep the payments there as an objective and then add another shelf for each genre with the old trending system so that the small authors have a chance and all authors, in general, don’t feel as pressured. Opinions?
- new trending system
- old trending system