This guidebook is aiming to solve all your problems about being a SIGNED author on GoodNovel, like what benefits you can get as a signed author, what different contract types GoodNovel can offer and how the payment is made… So, don't forget to add it to your library.
1. Please do not ask questions in the comment of this book. If you didn’t find the answer to your question here, contact your editor who sent you the contract offer and tell him/her to improve this guidebook.
2. Before you proceed into uploading the book or applying for contract, please make sure that your book is an ORIGINAL work of yours. Plagiarism is crime!!
If we find out that you copied other authors' work, you'll be legally responsible and forever on our black list.
3. If your editor doesn't reply to your email in time, please send him/her an email reminder again ;)
#Is GoodNovel a legit platform?
Of course yes! Check out our website (www.goodnovel.com) or d******d our app in G****e Play or App Store, you’ll find that GN is a growing and prospering platform!
We’re a Singapore company and we value legitimacy, because we consider legitimacy the foundation of gaining trust and building a healthy relationship with our authors. As a new platform, we have gained many loyal readers and authors who place their trust in us. Currently, we have thousands of authors and the number is still growing fast.
We know that there are more and more writing platforms out there, and the competition is harsh. There are even some platforms that attack us and badmouth us. Rumors on Internet are always easy to spread but hard to stop, and many will be misguided if they don't know much about us beforehand.
We know we are not perfect. But we also know that it's such a horrible thing to badmouthing competitors just to get ahead of the game, it's the kind of movement that we'll NEVER adopt! Goodnovel aims only to provide the best stage for the great authors we have to shine in their talent, and we believe that the best platform will finally win the best writers. If you ever find out us doing similar things, please scold us hard!
Taking in more authors is, of course, important for a platform. But what's more important is to be a truthful and sincere team, so that we can proudly say out loud "I'm a Goodnovelist!"
All in all, thank you very much for your trust and support. GoodNovel loves you!
We know that it’s hard to trust someone and some company over the Internet, so our every contract is signed in a very formal way. We send and sign our contracts through HelloSign system, a commonly used e-signature system. All contracts will be reviewed by our lawyer, making sure they are legal and appropriate. This is to make sure that all contracts have legal effect so that both our rights and authors’ rights will be protected.
If you have concerns about the terms and conditions in our contracts, you can directly contact one of our editors and he/she will be happy to answer your questions. If you don’t know any GoodNovel editor yet, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You’re also welcome to join our online community where there are our editors and many GN contracted authors, you can find more info about us and our authors there. Join us and let us provide you with more support for your writing career!
You can find and get in touch with us here:
F* group:Writing Good Novels https://www.f******k.com/groups/3507785855919538
contact info: email@example.com (for customer service)/ firstname.lastname@example.org (for contract problems)
P.S. Come and Join GoodNovel Academy!
We have now established GoodNovel Academy where you can find diversified content like Video, Podcast to help you sharpen your writing skills!
Search “Writing Good Novels” on F******k to join our group and chat with other passionate authors, or search GoodNovel Academy on YouTube to get the training video and podcast immediately.
Being a signed author of GoodNovel might be a milestone in your writing career. We offer two different contract types:1. Exclusive contract2. Non-exclusive contractEXCLUSIVE contract means that your novel can only be published on GoodNovel. If the novel has been published on other platforms, you should remove it within 30 days. The sooner, the better. But it's okay to put a few of your free chapters on other platforms to tell the readers to read your story on GoodNovel.NON-EXCLUSIVE contract means your novel can also be published on other platforms. But please know that you can only have it pay-to-read on other platforms, NOT free to read.#What about the income of Exclusive and Non-Exclusive contracts?The author receives 50% of the NET revenue share (readers pay to unlock premium chapters) from both exclusive and non-exclusive stories.Following is the n
# How do I apply for contract?When uploading a book on our platform, you will need to register an account on our website first and then start uploading your book chapter by chapter. When you create a new book, the synopsis and book cover needs to be reviewed to make sure there's no infringement or anything inappropriate. The reviewing process normally takes about 10 working days, and it may vary depending on how long the waiting list is. When we finish reviewing it, your book can be published and will be qualified to applying for contract.After you upload more than 5,000 words, you need to click the “Apply for contract” button which is on your personal page (Click your avatar) to submit your application. Then, the editors will review your book and decide whether we will sign a contract with you. #How do you review a book that applied for a contract? After you have successfully submitted your
#Will I have an editor/ a CE if I apply for contract?Yes. The person who sends you the offer will be your editor and your only editor in GoodNovel, and you can ask him/her anything regarding your book or your contract. # Can I sign different types of contracts for different books at the same time?Sure! We sign one contract for one book，so you can sign different contracts for different books with us at the same time. # How long does the contract application take? It’s usually take 2 weeks to 1 month to response your application. We're very sorry about this, because we're having a lot of books in the system waiting to be reviewed. If you didn’t receive any reply email over 1 month, please contact this email(email@example.com) to tell us. # How do I know if I get rejected or not?If we think your book needs improvement, you will receive a "Closed" notice on your book info page, stati
#What are the things I need to do after I sign a contract? Here are 3 things you might want to check after you sign the contract with GoodNovel: 1. Fill in your payment info so that we'll be able to pay you. Go to your personal page using a DESKTOP and you'll find it. (You can't fill in payment info on your phone) 2. Usually, after you have 10 or 15 chapters, you can apply for premium. Please contact your editor about setting the premium chapters(paid chapters) for your book.
3.1 Payment Method & Account Info #Payment Method We can pay you by bank trans
#What is copyright and what happens to my copyright if I sign the contract? As an auto, copyright of a book usually refers to your right to upload this book on any platform. In exclusive, you lose your copyright of this book. You will only have this contracted book on GoodNovel, and it should not be present on any other platform except this one. Copyright does not mean that your book, your idea will be written by someone else or will be named on someone else. You will still be the author of the book and you will still have the complete right to how your story progresses and what end it has. The only limit is that you cannot post your books on simultaneous online platforms or adapt your book to an audiobook or something else, It will only be posted and used by GoodNovel. In a non-exclusive contract, you can post your story on different websites by yourself. You can only sign an exclusive contract with one platform but you can sign any number of non-exc
#I want to proofread my story to make sure there are no grammar mistakes. Can my editor proofread the book for me? We are sorry but proofreading or polishing the story is not a part of our editors' job in GoodNovel. If you need to proofread your story, you can use grammar-check tools such as Grammarly. And if you need better proofreading, you can find professional proofreaders on the Internet to help you with your grammar and language. #My editor wants me to edit my book, what should I do? Congrats! If your editor proposes to you to edit your book, it means he/she sees the potential in your story and hopes to help you improve it. It's okay to feel proud! However, don't feel that this is your obligation to edit it exactly as the editor proposes. It's still your choice. Please remember, the editors always see your story in a reader's and an editor's POV. It's okay if you have different opinions because you see your story in a diff
#How can my book get a promotion? Each book has 3 promotion chances:1. Signing Promotion (with at least 30k words): The book will be automatically promoted, you don't need to contact your editor now, keep updating!2. 50k words Promotion: Editor's recommendation. Please contact your editor for promotion.<