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#683

And if you find a book that you want to read, but can’t because you’ll have to pay for it? It’s likely going to roll out to a lot of people soon enough.


#684

You get to choose if your book is monetized, right? I think the system will rectify itself.


#685

You’re only monetized if you’re invited by Wattpad to participate in the Future’s program.


#686

Or the Next beta.


#687

Wow, this conversation has really deviated. But lol, I wasn’t referring to featuring :'D


#688

I’m assuming so? But a lot of authors in the program have been bashed for getting on board. Of course it’s a choice, but if you got the opportunity to get money from your book, wouldn’t you agree? Most of people would like this author, who received disgusting, horrible messages about monetising her work. It got so bad that she left for more than a month. That’s what I mean by it’s affecting a lot of people, readers and writers alike.

I don’t necessarily agree with monotising Wattpad works, but if I got approached to be in the program, I’d probably say yes.


#689

These threads usually get off topic pretty darn quick. Not just this one. XD


#690

Pretty sure the Futures program is not the same as the Next beta.


#691

I created a Patreon account and have it linked at the end of my completed story and profile bio. That way, there’s that option. Wattpad is currently revising guidelines but says it’s fine for now.


#692

They are different. Futures is getting paid through advertisements and Next is unlockable content.


#693

Yeah, that’s what I thought. I’m talking about the Next beta.

Do you actually get money out of Patreon, though? Most people are teenagers and don’t or can’t afford to support us as authors.


#694

Shrugs. I have it as an option with the base donation of $2/month. That way it’s at least an option and they can cancel it any time.


#695

You didn’t really answer my question :joy:


#696

Actually I did. :slight_smile: You get money from Patreon and I believe it’s monthly but only if people donate.


#697

Well, I mean, the question was do you actually get money from it. As in, are people actually donating the $2.

casually not trying to start an argument, but this feels kinda passive aggressive XD


#698

I’m just curious. Wanna see if it’s worth trying.


#699

I just created it today XD


#700

Soooo no?


#701

Not yet.


#702

Oh, dear, do you know how many books I read simultaneously? Over 20. One more, one less won’t make a lick of a difference.