First, I am sorry if you have answered this question already. I have tried to follow the process closely, but I may have missed this information somewhere.
I was curious to know if buying all of the chapters outright comes with a discount over buying by the chapter, seeing as how it is a larger commitment on the reader’s part. I have heard of other platforms having similar rules, but I haven’t confirmed if Wattpad has incorporated discounts into package purchasing.
If it does, how does package purchasing affect updates on stories?
If the reader pledges to continue to purchase the entirety of the story as it is presently and as it continues, will they receive a discounted rate for an automatic purchase of updates as long as they have Coins to pay for the new chapters (this system could be taken advantage of by authors posting many very small nothing chapters, but I imagine Paid Stories would monitor its selection of content and review tickets for such misconduct) - or if readers don’t have the Coins currently, will they receive the discount and automatic purchase as soon as Coins are purchased?
All of this with the assumption that the pledge could be discontinued at any time by the reader.
On the flip side, would they have to purchase updates to the story by the chapter at regular rates after purchasing the presently available chapters? (I could see readers being more reluctant to purchase uncompleted stories in this scenario.)
If Paid Stories does not have such a system now, are there currently plans for such a system in the future?
Huge fan of yours - well, of practically all of the Wattpad staff, but still! :giggle:
I came across this information:
But the questions under 1 and 2 are still unanswered by any material I have reviewed so far. There is only the statement that readers can:
Will this mean future chapters will be free? That seems unfair for an author that goes on to write many more chapters - the initial package purchase would not be appropriately priced.