Who has stories on Royal Road?

Discussion in 'Royal Road Legends' started by John Ward, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. David M Zahn

    David M Zahn Level 8 (Thug) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I'll tell you from my limited experience I have no idea how to boost attention on RR. I posted on here for people to check my story out but other than that I think the only "advertising" I got was the limited amount of time my new chapters would get when I posted them. I posted the chapters from my first book pretty fast like your every three day thing but now I'm only doing once a week on weekends for book 2 in my series (both are under the same novel on RR but marked as B1 or B2 before the chapter title). I think the biggest thing is just updating consistently which will get some people to follow you and rate your story, etc.

    Post your story on here once you put it up on RR and I'll follow it and try to read it. Best of Luck!
     
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  2. Sarah Lin

    Sarah Lin Level 7 (Cutpurse) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Thanks, and thanks for the input!
     
  3. Kidlike101

    Kidlike101 Level 17 (Theurgist) Citizen

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    Since you're familiar with the site I have a question.

    I've been thinking about posting the first few chapters of something I'm working on (loosely Litgame) but when I looked at the site it seems as if all the ones on the top are... well, for lack of a better word sex baiting starved teenage boys... Which might not be my audience since I'm aiming for adults ^_^;
     
  4. David M Zahn

    David M Zahn Level 8 (Thug) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I haven't read any other stories on their yet lol, but I will say my story is aimed at adults and while there are some immature sexual jokes in it I wouldn't call it young adult and it's doing fine as far as I can tell. I think if you post chapters you'll be fine if you're aiming for adults. Use your blurb to make it clear who the intended audience is.
     
  5. RodneyGoodall

    RodneyGoodall Level 4 (Warrior) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I have justt started posting my story there.
    Cursed World (LitRPG Fantasy Adventure) | Royal Road

    I have done some research into getting the most out of RR, this is through taking notes on what works, how much authors are making via Patreon and being in a writers group who all publish there.

    LitRPG does fairly well, it seems to be mostly young teens to early twenties, but dont let that put you off. Non-LitRPG can do well there and people earn from those stories.

    LitRPG is best, just do the right thing in the story and it will grow and be widely read.
    The key is to be a regular poster. Anything from one chapter a day to about 1 in 5 days appears to be ideal. Chapters between 1500 and 4000 words, reply to comments but mostly, give them a good story.

    The people who do that for at least six months get to about $300 per month, one year is about $1000 per month, beyond that it varies from $1200 to $5000 per month, but that is years worth of ongoing stories to earn that money.

    To me, that is quite good from a modestly sized site, so start there, expand to other similar sites and stick with one ongoing story to bring in the regular readers.
     
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  6. Thomas Davidsmeier

    Thomas Davidsmeier Level 9 (Burgler) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I was trying out Wattpad, but I don't think there are nearly as many LitRPG works on there. It is mostly a Romance sort of place. I'd say trashy Romance, but I don't want to offend any of Paul Bellow's former identities.

    Guess I ought to start putting up my story over on Royal Road as well...
     
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  7. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I did okay on Wattpad with Goblin. Never used them for romance. ;)
     
  8. RodneyGoodall

    RodneyGoodall Level 4 (Warrior) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Is anyone aware of a dedicated LitRPG site that delivers stories like RR?
    It is a niche that could do well given it recent growth.
     
  9. Joshua Bender

    Joshua Bender Level 5 (Veteran) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I've had my current project up on RR for about two weeks now, doing 1 chapter a day. It's slowly gaining readers, though it's not one of those rollercoaster books that goes from one cliffhanger to the next per chapter, so I think it's more liked by people that like my world and the airship stuff than anything else, from what I've seen so far. One thing I have noticed from reading through RR books, is that the quality is highly variable. There are authors that only post 800 word chapters, and there are also authors that post chapters like 10k long every day or so. I'm personally a bit nervous about being able to keep up with them once I run out of raw chapters to refine, and have to get back to writing the book. Most of my chapters are 2-4k words, so I'm sort of in the medium output. That said, I'm about to get into some of the most action and fast paced parts of my book, so I think I may manage to pick up more readers.

    If anyone wants to take a look, it's pretty far along now:
    Sky Drifters | Royal Road
     
  10. SamuelKKauffman

    SamuelKKauffman Level 12 (Rogue) Roleplaying Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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  11. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Congrats! The first step on a long road, I hope.
     
  12. SamuelKKauffman

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    I hope so, too, yeah.
     
  13. WaywardDreaming

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    Alright, thanks in large part to seeing how y'all do it, I bit the bullet and posted The Forest Dark on RR. I'm so super nervous to see how it does, but that's kind of fun in a lot of ways. It'll be updating Sundays from here out if y'all care to have a look.
     
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  14. Sarah Lin

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    I wish you the best of luck with it!
     
  15. WaywardDreaming

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    Thank you so much!
     
  16. Glyax

    Glyax Level 4 (Warrior) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Been writing this story on RR since mid-November... hit top 50 for a little over a month before I moved and had to slow down my release speed. So yeah, cheers :)

    DCO- Dungeon Core Online | Royal Road
     
  17. Sarah Lin

    Sarah Lin Level 7 (Cutpurse) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Hey everybody! I've mentioned my project here before, but I realize now that I never actually linked it. I've been posting my story on RR for a month now:
    Street Cultivation - a modern wuxia/litrpg hybrid | Royal Road

    Now that it's a month old, it's on the trending list and more people are seeing it. Fingers crossed for a positive reception!
     




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