Writing a book – Day by Day 31 +32 +33
Today I want to introduce the new website Neovel.
Neovel is, like many other hosting websites, an option for an author to publish their books and see a small amount of remuneration.
Neovel is a community driven project with the aim of letting authors express themselves, and also get readers to enjoy a comfortable reading experience.
Neovel is split into two sections, one is NeoRead, which is the webplatform where the stories can be found. This place has many new stories every day, and many of the stories upload content daily.
NeoRead lets people decide whether they wish to be passive readers, and read novels, or if they wish to engage in the community, engage with the author, and write comments and reviews.
Neopload is for the author. This is the backend where you can upload and create your novel. You can pick the language, the genres and the tags. Everything is up to you, and you can release a whole book at once, or just one chapter, should you feel like doing that.
Alice B Sullivan and Fuzed are two authors who, as me, have taken a leap of faith and begun using this site.
They, like me, both have positive impressions of the site, it is very userfriendly, and has been a great experience for all of us to use.
Alice B Sullivan said that her general first impressions of Neovel was that it was super user friendly and the theme of the platform was very easy on the eyes, which made for a good reading experience. Alice B Sullivan joined Neovel in July, but heard about it earlier through a Reddit promotional post. She was originally not ready to use a platform like Neovel, but after spending some time considering her goals, she gave it a chance. She feels that it was easy and painless to begin uploading. One has to be aware that there is a 48 hours period before a novel gets approved, but afterwards a released chapter will update instantly.
Alice B Sullivan has published three short stories on Neovel, where two are complete, and one is in progress. She mainly writes Zombie Apocalypse novels, and this is a small introduction to her novels:
Unraveled is a 2k word short story, taking inspiration from current events and adding zombie-esque creatures: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6730/EN/unraveled-a-short-story
Symbiosis: The Beginning is a 9k word short story, with 7 installments, showcases a father’s love for his family and what he’s willing to do for his wife and daughter; bioengineered parasites used to treat leukemia revert to how nature intended, only stronger: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6731/EN/symbiosis-the-beginning
Return is her current in-progress short story, symbolizing the hope of making it back to the people who need you despite all odds, featuring classic undead zombies and more: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6962/EN/return
“I have been writing short stories ever since I was a child. I always loved putting my ideas down on paper, but never persevered long enough to actually write something that one could call a book.
Last year, I came up with this idea that I loved so much, that I overcame my laziness and finally started writing. I wrote for a while, before I finally decided to publish my first ever book. If anyone would be interested in reading an action, mystery, sci-fi novel set in a unique world filled with assassins, I’ve got you covered. I’ll attach the link and the blurb at the bottom of this post, so if you think you might like a story like that, I’ll be more than happy to see you there!
I started publishing on Neovel almost 2 months ago and I was immediately amazed by the responsiveness and willingness of the Neovel team. They would talk with us and listen to our suggestions and made sure that we, as creators, were always happy. There was (and still is) this familiarity between us in the community. That’s why Neovel almost feels like a second home to me as a writer. I also earned my very first money on Neovel, which is something that not even websites like RoyalRoad, Tapas, or Webnovel had achieved.
Overall, I can’t recommend Neovel enough. Even though it might not be perfect right now, I can definitely see it becoming one of the biggest self-publishing websites in the coming decade.
Fascinated by his father’s profession, Nathan wants to follow in his footsteps and become an assassin.
When he receives an unexpected call giving an opportunity too good to refuse, unheeding his father’s warnings, Nathan joins Occidendum, a company of assassins.
Confronted by the harsh realities of his chosen profession, Nathan realises just how woefully under-powered he is. With his and the lives of the people around him on the line, he has to use his extraordinary brain to even out the field and survive in a world of legalised assassinations.
These two wonderful authors has been dedicating their time and effort into writing their stories. If you are interested, make sure to head over to Neovel to give them a try.