Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Tony, Jan 1, 2019.
It’d be great if it had a App. I’m sure more people would use it
Ooohhb great. A new place to read
i was so confused when i clicked on the side bar on novelupdates and it brought me to this random website, that strangely, had the same detailed tagging format. how exciting! fans of BL cultivation novels can write their own! the one that i clicked on had a suspiciously similar plot and title to "founder of diabolism" hahahaha. i think the author is a MXTX fan love love love love love NU for it's super detailed tags, it's so easy to find a book with a specific plot.
I actually learned about scribblehub before this site. Great job.
Never knew this was possible. Guess ScribbleHub had truly grown big now.
Yep. Word of mouth works great!
This is a pretty cool thing to do.
That's kinda wild tbh.
Just to be sure to ask this is for original fiction ONLY correct? And not heavy AU fanfic (which barely resembles original) and all.
This post just made me want to support this new venture. XD
Fanfic's are allowed on SH. You just have to designate it as such when posting it.
Source: Myself. I have a pokemon fanfic in my signature.
Is it possible to view the all the viewers per month since the novel started?.... meaning 14 months will show 14 months shart of views, etc...
Haha it is interesting there(been there) since I tried writing there aside from wattpad.com. try it. Haha
Hey, can you add "Novel to Epub" function like on -aggregator- ?
Or can you contact them?
I'm not sure how people treat epubs in the Original work scenes, but making an epub that normal members can use either for themselves or share with others, without explicit consent from the author, doesn't that spell abuse?
Scribble Hub is an original work platform supporting author's where authors can upload their works, and have readers view, appreciate and follow them. Letting readers free reins to create epubs isn't going to support these authors. Let's be real, making epubs for their own offline reading and not going to share them is a load of bull most of the time.
I'm not defending anything or anyone here, but:
IMO that should be up to the authors to decide what's abuse and what's not. Not everyone thinks the same way.
Take "Archive Of Our Own" ("AO3") as an example of a website where authors publish their own works (read: not an aggregator) that allows users to download epubs. And btw it runs on GPL-licensed software, so theoretically anyone could just run an AO3 clone with basically zero effort.
It has 2kk registered users according to Wikipedia, and an Alexa rank of 1422 (compared to NU's 7284 and SH's 52165). Yet it has a "download epub" feature, with proper attribution and plenty of links in the first page.
I'm only providing data points as a reference, whatever conclusions you make out of them is another thing.
Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with them in any way, and only use it to read one original yuri novel. Heck, at a glance most novels there don't even overlap with my tastes, but their filtering looks good enough that I might be able to find one or two more novels if I actually search.
Key sentence here is "most of the time", and beware of survivorship bias.
I for one I'm way more likely to support authors who let me download epubs, because it shows they actually care about making it convenient for me to read their novels.
For example, in the translation scene (yes I know we're talking about original authors, but I don't read many originally English works to begin with), the only thing preventing me from paying a certain translator and a certain translation group is that they don't have explicit permission to translate their respective series. Also they both say they don't want money but that wouldn't stop me from asking them if the previous condition was met.
I actually do buy the novels I read when they're on Amazon, and most people I've met outside NU who reads novels also does the same. Granted, that "everyone" is in the two digits and very dependent of the kind of people I associate with, but I'm saying that the kind of people you have in mind when you say "most" is probably the kind of people who visits legally-sketchy sites like NU (some of them are users and bots from straight-up-illegal aggregation sites). Even if ScribbleHub is more legally-clean, the fact that it's advertised on NU is bound to receive a subset of NU's traffic. Take your conclusions from there.
As another example, when Googling the novel I'm reading from AO3, the only results I get are from AO3, FictionPress and Wattpad, meaning, only legit links that the author has created. Not one questionable site so far as of writing this post.
So like I said, even if it actually turns out most people [currently using ScribbleHub] share the mindset of "providing epubs is bad", beware of biases with those overly-generalizing sentences. Hidden factors are important.
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