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Is There A Limit To Adding Chapters For You?

aerosick
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When I started writing my "true story" book, it went slow. I thought it best to slow down Posting to a 1 Chapter weekly. I posted Chapter 4 this week.

But the writing has gotten easier and now I am finishing Chapter 12 and I can see the end of the tunnel. As we will go overseas soon I'd like to finish posting all the Chapters before I go instead of relying on the internet while traveling.

I see some Writers Posting 2 Chapters at once. Does anyone ever go over that amount?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of how many Chapters you add at one time?

Switch Blayde
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@aerosick

I've posted several chapters at once. I'd post the entire story at once if it wasn't for the fact you find more readers when you do it by chapter.

You can submit all your remaining chapters to SOL with a scheduled release date for each if you want.

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aerosick

@Switch Blayde

You can submit all your remaining chapters to SOL with a scheduled release date for each if you want.


I will look into that feature. Thanks!

Crumbly Writer

The automated submission is your best bet. As for how often to post, that's always a subject of discussion, as no two authors agree. For me, I like to pace it for my next book, so there aren't long delays between books. Thus I only post two chapters a week. Ernest posts once-a-day, and doesn't worry (as much) about delays.

Stretching the posting out over time allows more readers to see the story (in case someone only checks in occasionally). Posting on a regular basis allows readers to anticipate and look for the story at specific times. If you're going to change/speed-up your postings, I'd inform your readers with a blog and end-of-story post.

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aerosick

@Crumbly Writer

The automated submission is your best bet.


After uploading and then seeing errors, so cancelling upload, fixing errors, then another final upload, I found it best for me to upload 1 Chapter at a time.

This forces myself to do 1 final read/ maybe edit before Posting.

Thanks, tho...

Ernest Bywater
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I've found that you have to upload the first chapter to get the story 'registered' with the SoL wizard system. Once that is done it's easy to pre-load the other chapters to be made available on future dates - I do it all the time. And, yes, sometimes I notice an error after I've put the file in the system. In those cases I update the file, go into the wizard, use the 'view' option, then use the 'modify' option (middle at the bottom of the window) and then select the change option for what I want to change - the file in this case, and load the new file. Much easier than deleting and uploading again.

typo edit

The Slim Rhino

@aerosick

I posted my 20 Chapter Book II of "Dawn Of The Federation" in one go. It took a day or two to come up, due to the fact that iw was 100K words long, so it needed processing, but theoretically there is no limit.

Technically, the upload is limited to 20 files, but you can put several chapters into a single file. The system detects new Chapters by finding lines saying :

Chapter XX: Title

Theoretically you could put 50 Chapters in one huge file and post them in one go.

Ernest Bywater

@The Slim Rhino

Technically, the upload is limited to 20 files, but you can put several chapters into a single file. The system detects new Chapters by finding lines saying :


That's 20 files per single Wizard entry. My story Finding Home has a cast list and 37 chapters. When I loaded it I put in the first chapter and the cast list as two files for immediate upload. When the moderator did their twice a day processing it was up. I then loaded the other 36 chapters as individual entries in the wizard and each with it's own date to display in the future - one chapter every two days. The system took them, and they all appeared on schedule.

Crumbly Writer

@The Slim Rhino

Technically, the upload is limited to 20 files, but you can put several chapters into a single file. The system detects new Chapters by finding lines saying :

Chapter XX: Title

Theoretically you could put 50 Chapters in one huge file and post them in one go.

It will process faster if you code the chapter breaks yourself using "{ p }Chapter name" (no close required for the { p } command).

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