Webnovel.com has released Inkstone, an original content platform

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  1. QI_Meh

    QI_Meh Well-Known Member

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    Go write stories folks, entertaining any and all questions here

    most recent edit: ToS are updated, stop circlejerking about them
     
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  2. arceus

    arceus The Invisible Reader

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    Why?? So that QI can claim copyrights over the original works and f*** the authors up???
     
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    TheBunanna Well-Known Member

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    Isn't just writing at royal road better though?
     
  4. WeiFish

    WeiFish Eccentric Grey Sword 『WW Vet.』

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    Here's an inquiry, would completed or in-progress Royal Road stories be accepted? I'm curious.
     
  5. hypercylon22

    hypercylon22 Actually a Burrito

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    Even a 'I am really a superstar' style story but in the novel industry with the great wall being Qidian?
     
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  6. Cosmic_

    Cosmic_ [Lazy Writer] [Novel Addict] [Novice Coder]

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    What's the catch, the fine print, the hidden agenda, the scheme? Is there some obligation or fine print for rights or ownership of content? Publication?
     
  7. oliver

    oliver Well-Known Member

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    they've had that for a long time tho?
     
  8. MEGA SPARTA CHICKEN

    MEGA SPARTA CHICKEN Planet sized warrior Tony without wisdom teeth

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    Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahha!
     
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  9. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    Interesting question.
    Will QI demands exclusivity?
    Will SS or similar applies?
    How much they will pay yhe dollah?
     
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  10. QI_Meh

    QI_Meh Well-Known Member

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    yes absolutely. there are already multiple popular rrl authors who have indicated interest in co-hosting on the site

    you can do both, more publicity / money for free. also the webnovel.com ui and site is a lot better and author friendly

    1.no
    2.up to the author
    3.what?
     
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  11. Cosmic_

    Cosmic_ [Lazy Writer] [Novel Addict] [Novice Coder]

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    How would plagiarism be dealt? How is privacy and ownership protected? How would publication and rights work? How are works this organized on the site? How would updates be posted? How will authors get feedback? How freely available is the content to non-users? How will forums, community, and moderators go? Who's in charge of the site? How do you send reports to admins or ask questions? How does ads or donations work? Etc, etc, etc.
     
  12. QI_Meh

    QI_Meh Well-Known Member

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    no hidden agenda, it's not like translations where they screw the TLs, with original content the authors actually have rights
     
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  13. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Original content or copies of unlicensed original content of others? :blob_coughblood:
     
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  14. Jigoku Shounen

    Jigoku Shounen An Envoy From Hell

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    :hmm: You got that right. Since that's how it was for CN novel, and they are going "International", then probably seeking new "prey" from "International"
     
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  15. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    Oh yeah, this will be hilarious

    Leaving my mark before the shitstorm truly descends
     
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  16. QI_Meh

    QI_Meh Well-Known Member

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    1. i mean we can dmca stuff if they get pirated i guess but QI doesnt own the rights the author does so it'd be their issue
    2. same as above
    3. authors have flexibility in how they want to serialize and what rights they want to share with QI
    4. this is too general
    5. up to the author
    6. they get a lot of in depth stats and analysis and reporting
     
  17. UnGrave

    UnGrave 「Patchouli」「百年夜行」「DT」

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    Can someone send me a link to the terms of use? I'd like to read over them since I usually get a laugh.
     
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    Aldnonymous Male Member

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    Dude, once you lie it's hard to gain trust again.
     
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    Uh oh Royalroad has competition now
     
  20. QI_Meh

    QI_Meh Well-Known Member

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    webnovel.com/help/terms_of_service? do you really read terms of use for fun?