I am wondering what’s the best way to promote a new story, especially when you are new here at the forum or don’t have any other Episode friends (maybe because I am not a native english speaker and I live in Germany, where Episode is not very popular)?
Are there any special tips& tricks?
I answered to other “promote your story threads” and “R4R”, but nothing happened.
I’m a little bit sad, because I spend lot of my rare leisure for writing (40h student, 15h part time job and head of department of a non-profit organisation).
I would be very happy, if you could get me any tips you have.
Thank you so much
What you can do is post your story details on the forums on Promote Your Story threads but I know you have done that
I have some tips that helped me reach the number I have at the moment:
I made a thread asking about how engaging my description/story is
Made a thread about my story and what makes it stand out as well
If you make friends with people on the forums, they can be willing to read your story and you can have a support group that way.
Don’t doubt yourself as a writer or feel disheartened by lack of reads/attention to your story, there are hundreds of thousands of stories which are hidden gems. They are nestled in a cove, I am certain of it.
I know that the fruits of your labour will be reaped, and if you wish I can read your story then post about it in my promotion thread - and if you wish, I will recommend your story!
Everybody wants to promote their story, but you need to ensure when promoting your story you have something that will capture the attention of a reader, I wish you all the best and I hope I can support you on your journey.
Hey When I published my story (Limelight):
- I promoted it here (maybe 40-50 times);
- R4R - no;
- I don’t have any friends here;
- The first day, I had 10 readers. 2 days later - 100 readers. 5 days later - 1000 etc.
- I had 16 episodes, when I published it. I think this is important, because I’ve heard some people don’t like stories with 3 episodes (example);
- I did my story in Limelight (100K views) and INK ( only 400 views).
Just don’t give up! Wish you luck and more readers