Hello Episode Community,
A little over a month ago we released Gem Choices to all authors on the platform. So far things are going well and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that gem choices are a good experience for both Creators and Readers.
One of the things we’ve been paying attention to in the last month is how authors are using choices and entering the Writer Payments program. The previous criteria to qualify were laid out in our release post and were as follows:
More authors will be able to enter the payments program.
We’ve heard that making it into the Writer Payments program is really hard and that it’s a goal for many of you. We are making it easier to enter the Writer Payments program! You will still need to be 18 to enroll, but starting today, writers will be able to enter the payments program by either earning 500k general chapter reads or 100K gem chapter reads in 60 days. To clarify, gem choice chapter reads also count towards your general chapter reads.
In an effort to make sure that gem choices in stories meet a minimum quality bar and are good experiences for readers, we are updating the criteria slightly to account for this.
Starting today (June 12th, 2018), in order to qualify for Writer Payments through gem chapter reads you must earn 100k gem choice reads AND you must have 300 gem choices selected in your story within 60 days. This will be reflected on the counter for the Writer Payments section, which you can see below:
If you have an issues please contact our support team here. Otherwise feel free to share your thoughts below
The Episode Team