Our team is continuing their efforts to improve our support of authors and give them more control over their success on Episode, and today we are updating the information authors can see about how their stories perform on the app.
Starting today, on the Writer’s Portal in your story’s script page, under your main story information, you’ll see a new section called “View Story Stats.”
View Story Stats contains three new sections, each holding information about your story. This will replace the pink bar at the top of the portal screen, which was the previous way to see your ranks and reads.
In the first section, we have your story’s Live Rank. The default selection is for the ranking which is closest to what is live in the app. You can switch between viewing your story’s overall rank and your story’s genre rank. As always, remember that there is a slight delay between the ranking you’ll see on the Writer’s Portal and the ranking that is live on Episode. From time to time, our team may test experimental leaderboards to a small percentage of players. To help indicate when this is happening, a new “Test Rank” dropdown will appear to show you the same rank information, but for the leaderboard being tested at the time.
The Reads section contains the number of reads your story has received for the selected time frame. Reads are calculated based on each chapter completed for your story. This is the same method we’ve used to calculate your reads, just displayed in a more convenient format. Your reads can be sorted by either Lifetime reads (the total amount of reads your story has received since it has been published), or This Month (the reads it has received in the current calendar month).
The Gems section allows you to see how many gems your readers have spent on your story. These can also be sorted by either the total number of gems over your story’s lifetime, or the amount of gems your readers have spent in the current calendar month for your story. As we continue to roll out gem choices, we hope that this additional data is a good start towards helping you understand how your gem choices are doing with your readers.
We hope that with these and future updates, Episode authors will be able to use this data to their advantage, changing or updating their stories to better fit their goals.
As always, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions. If you have any issues with this update, please reach out to our support team.
– The Episode Team
UPDATE: Due to an issue, you may see a gem balance for stories which contain no gem choices. This will be resolved by late December, and impacted stories may see a minor adjustment on your gem spend to correct for this issue.