Webnovel, a global fictional stories hub, hosted its first-ever fan meeting in Manila, last Saturday, November 24. The said event aims to discuss the creation and translation of Webnovel narratives to its Filipino fans and authors.
Rich Content and Active Community
Officially launched in 2017 as an overseas portal of China Literature, Webnovel is now a comprehensive platform, both on website and app. As one of the leading authorized digital reading platforms, China Literature has reserved more than 10 million digital works, hosted 7.3 million authors. Some of the Chinese TV dramas aired in the country such as Fighter of the Destiny, Martial Universe and The Rise of Phoenixes are all from to Chinese Literature.
The stories on Webnovel are constantly updated, with lots of free chapters. Readers spend over 1.5 reading hours daily, and with their encouragement, the authors and translators get further motivated to be more productive and to deliver better works.
It also offers an interesting and diversified interactive community service for its readers, where they can easily understand cultures through updates, and posting comments. Today, Webnovel’s total number of unique visitors has exceeded 20 million. It has more than 200 translators with over 5,000 authors.
Incentive System for Authors
With this platform, authors can create their own story and the Webnovel’s editorial team will edit the author’s work. They even provide royalty payment and Contracted Works Guarantee systems to ensure the authors’ earnings. In addition, authors will also have the chance to participate in the commercialization of their creations. There is also more than a dozen of categories that readers can choose from such as fantasy and romance.
Webnovel in the Philippines
Fantasy and romance novels are popular in the Philippines. As of November 2018, 30% of its global readers are Filipinos. Nearly thousands of local authors are creating their stories on this portal. Anjeeriku’s PS I’m (not) Over You and Lynerparel’s Adopted Soldier are among the top titles written by Filipino authors.
Currently, some of the Pinoy authors are earning $1000 a month. And as their fans grow, so is their income.
Webnovel is available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
For more information, visit Webnovel on their official website, www.webnovel.com, and on their
official social media accounts www.facebook.com/webnovel, www.instagram.com/thewebnovel,
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