I have made a significant if not enormous amount of money serializing novels on Medium. I’ve certainly made more than I would have made from an unknown author’s advance from a publishing house. Although that isn’t saying much. LOL.

I think your ideas are good ones, particularly the newsletter idea. I actually address the problem of letting my readers know when a new chapter is out with tag lists.

With each new chapter that I release, I write a comment with author’s notes in which I talk about the writing process, or what inspired me, or give some additional details not included in the chapter.

In that comment, I tag people who have clapped for previous chapters in the book, with the caveat of letting them know that if they’re not interested I will remove them from list right away.

It’s worked for me. I have developed very loyal readerships for novels that have gone into dozens of chapters.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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