By now, you may have noticed this shiny new button in your dashboard.
That’s right! Now, you can publish written works on Tapas for free! Since this is all very new, you might have some questions, like:
Why did you add novels? I thought this was a comics site!
Though Tapas was originally a comics hosting site, we want to eventually serve bite-sized stories in all sorts of mediums, and give creatives more options to present their art, whether it be through illustration or the written word.
What kind of stories can I post?
Novels are held under the same standards as comics, so please be sure to check out the Content and Community Guidelines before you publish your story.
Can novels be monetized?
Yes! Like comics, you can activate Ad Revenue in your dashboard, as well as Tipping. However, some rules apply. To receive Ad Revenue and Tips:
- You must be 18 years old or older.
- Your cover thumbnail must belong to you or be copyright-free. This means no copyrighted images pulled from the internet. If you are not an artist, consider working with an artist from the forums or using a public domain/royalty free image from resources such as, Unsplash, Kaboompics, or Stocksnap.
- Your story must belong to you. Fanfiction cannot be monetized.
- For Tipping, you must have at least one series with 5 episodes published. If your novel meets these requirements, please email Gabby at email@example.com to activate Tipping.
Can I still apply to the Premium Program if I’ve already started posting for free?
Yes! As always, submissions are open for the Premium Coin-and-Key Program. Please note that stories and/or story pitches should be fully developed, so posting on the free platform first is a good way to get established before submitting for Premium.
To apply to the Premium Program, please fill out this form.
What’s with the formatting options?/Can you add [feature]?
This is the very first version of the free novel publishing platform and far from the final product. We have plans to add more features in the future, such as more formatting options and ability to insert images, but for the time being, please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions about the free novel publishing platform, email Gabby at email@example.com.
So what’re you waiting for? Publish your first Tapas novel today!
— Gabby and The Tapas Team