I have noticed that there are writers who upload only 3-4 chapters and over time they upload more chapters, while others publish the full story once. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of each option? Does the payment option have to do with those options?
I am an author and I think it’s what the author herself or himself decides… I like to upload and publish 2 or 3 episodes in a time on every ongoing story I write. (That’s because I like to write ) To my opinion → if you publish the full story once it’s difficult to update afterwards. And uploading a few chapters over time gives an author more time to update. It has nothing to do with the payment option, because the payment option is something the author chooses, too.
@Teeg_22 I agree, but… if you want to update something in chapter 1 when you are already episode 52, that’s awful. Few months ago I decided to update some of my first stories → stupid me already published it and guess what - thing is you need to lock every episode, you want to temporarily hide for the readers. Needed to lock 12 episodes, imagine it were 50.
There is no difference. The story is already complete. I believe an author who finishes a story and releases batches of episodes is doing so to milk the promotion of their story… it’s a good promotion advantage. It just depends on how many followers you have. If you have a lot of followers, releasing a complete story would be a good idea. Get yourself many reads and you don’t have to do an insane amount of promotion. But if you have a small base, it’s best to release batches and build your following at the same time. But honestly, you can’t go wrong either way… because you finished the story already. A lot of stress, time, and writer portal errors are over now.