So, I'm planing a web serial that will be posted on a dedicated blog, at Wattpad, Royal Road and in a bunch of other places (btw, do you think this kind of cross posting is wise?). Since I have some other ebooks out there, I'm planing of publishing an ebook of this serial when it reaches the end. I don't want the ebook to be free, because I'm thinking of giving the final ebook as one of the reward levels at Patreon.
I know it's usual for a published ebook of a web serial to be a polished and edited version of the free web content, but this won't work for me because I want the web serial itself to already be an edited. There are two reasons for this: a) I want the web serial to be as polished as possible to attract readers and get patron at Patreon (and also help promote my other ebook stuff) b) Like I do with all my books, my web serial will be published in three languages, in two of which I'm fluent but which are not my native tong, so they need editing (as you can probably notice by my english in this post).
In the end, the question is: should I sell an ebook version of something that is free in a bunch of places? At what price? Should I add extra content to justify that price? Any ideas of what kind of content?
In a different matter, do you think that a web serial with a monthly or even inconsistent schedule can garner some measure of success?
Give me your take on this, it will be appreciated.