This is the second and last regular chapter of the week, read chapter 53 here.
So responding to comments a few days ago, I believe my novel has enough exposure because I have about 3500 readers that read it each time a chapter comes out. And I’m estimating there’s a few thousand readers who save up X amount of chapters before reading it all at once.
The main reason I don’t have any donations is because this novel is just not interesting enough compared to the slew of others out there right now. Now we come to the underlying issue, my theory being there’s not enough readers out there.
I estimate that there’s only about 10,000 worldwide readers of xianxia novels. How did I come up with this number? If you look at gravitytales.com, they’re the only ones that show how many e-mail subscribers they have (4500). Now there’s probably a bunch of people like me that didn’t subscribe but just visit daily to look, let’s double the number and round up to 10,000. Out of all the readers, probably only 2% or more donate? So only a few hundred people donate from $5 – $20 per week? If I had money to donate, I would of course donate to the novel I would like to read, BUT, if that novel already has a crap load of sponsored chapters in queue, then I will donate to the next favorite and so on and so on.
So unless the author of my novel starts improving his imagination, I’m pretty much stuck without donations. Unless all you readers start recruiting rich readers, then someday, the money may trickle down to translators of less popular novels like me! End of rant LOL. Agree or disagree, post a comment below.