How to promote your web serial or web fiction

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  1. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago


    Two were made and released before the serial went live, a third after. I posted them in places where there might be potential readers, Twitter, tumblr, other forums. Other than that I let them sit and get views naturally. I'm not sure if they did a whole lot overall, but the creative energy toward making them was more than worth it. :) Plus, I think they can exemplify what makes fiction posted on the web so special.

    Here's some links to them in case anyone wants to check them out.

  2. revfitz (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago


    Your "concept art" is better than a lot of people's final illustrations. The dimensions of those pictures would work really well as Pinterest pins if you ever have the itch to use them. I would repin them for whatever that is worth.

    On paying artists: whenever I see something cheap (like fiverr) I get excited for a whole solid second before I realize that the artist is getting screwed. Still, I have employed some of my artist friends for beer and $50 for a project here and there, but only because that is what they asked from me.


    These trailers are really cool, if I wasn't already familiar with your work they would have peaked my interest! I think something like this would be better employed to get a preexisting audience excited about a new arc or book through your platform (Facebook Group, mailinglist...ect) and let them spread it organically. Beyond that, I have no idea how to employ video. Would this be something you would consider doing again?

    Thank you for the article shoutout in your update! I always open those emails and read them when I can :)


    The "miscellaneous" part of the guide is up now:

    Next week I will be guest hosting unice5656's section on RRL on my site with MUCH better formatting.

    Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
    Updates Wednesdays at:
  3. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago


    Plenty of musicians get some momentum off a really good/eye-catching debut video, especially in the DIY world of soundcloud rap. If you know how to make something truly cool and interesting, people will gravitate towards it.

    I definitely have plans to do something like this again.

  4. revfitz (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    @ ALL

    Unice's section of the guide is now up:

    I hope that reformating these has been helpful. I will compile the whole thing together next week :D

    Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
    Updates Wednesdays at:
  5. unice5656 (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    Heh it's certainly easier on the eyes. Maybe edit the opening post to just links instead of that monstrosity of unformatted word wall? (I can call it a monstrosity because I'm liable for most of the great wall of text.)

  6. revfitz (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago


    Definitely. The post will have navigation links for sure!

    Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
    Updates Wednesdays at:
  7. revfitz (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago


    Uploaded the final version of the guide with better navigation, formatting, and pretty pictures here:

    I will now stop holding the forum hostage.

    Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
    Updates Wednesdays at:
  8. Walter (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    One thing I do is put the link to my story in my profile on fanfiction boards. I've got a few clicks that way.

  9. Hejin57 (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    So I guess it's a good thing I do my own illustrations for my story? For once, I feel somewhat lucky to sort of know how to draw.

    I still post up fan art, but at least there's "canon" art that I use as references for everything.

  10. Virendra (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    Wix to wordpress
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  11. ClearMadness (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    Ugh, I really need to create some sort of mailing list content and work on building that list. :P

    Author of The Iron Teeth, a online dark fantasy story.
  12. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    Just an addendum to the original post: Project Wonderful is going away in August.

    Curveball (Updating)
    A Rake by Starlight (Updating)
  13. Dary (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    In the words of Jeff Goldblum: Well, there it is.

    Not surprising, but still a painful sign of just how the internet has shifted to punish small and independent creatives.

  14. unice5656 (Member)

    Posted 9 months ago

    Uh that Wix thing looks like spam.


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