The Premium Program gives top-notch novelists the chance to publish a paid series. Authors pitch their novels—whether they’re on Tapas, on another platform, or waiting to be shared with the world—to our Novels team for consideration (or may be discovered by one of our members) and accepted series are then set up in our system for monetization.
Why should you consider joining Tapas’ Premium Program?
First, going Premium is a way for both Tapas and creators to receive funding. The first few episodes of your Premium series will be free and then the rest are unlocked via Tapas Ink, and we usually share revenue 50/50. You’ll have easy, transparent access to those numbers via our publisher dashboard, so you can see what you’re making in real time.
Joining the Tapas Premium Program gives you an amazing opportunity to both make money and expand your audience. Readers have a variety of ways to earn free Ink, too, so anyone who wants to devour your work will have a way to unlock new episodes.
Next, you’ll be connected with a member of our staff, who will act as your account manager and guide you through the production process and keep you apprised of any forthcoming deadlines. They’ll also keep you looped in on everything from cover design to marketing plans!
Joining the Premium Program means you’ll get marketing support from Tapas, too. In addition to opportunities you may be familiar with—New & Noteworthy, trending lists, etc.—your account manager will work with the Tapas marketing team to create a tailored marketing plan. Plans vary from series to series, but some opportunities include:
- Front banners on the Tapas site: An eye-catching design on our homepage, linking readers to the first episode of your series.
- Inclusion in collections or sales: For a limited time, readers will be able to access paid chapters for lower prices, or may be included in a bundle with other excellent titles on a fun theme.
- Notifications or messages to readers: Targeted outreach to readers who have enjoyed novels in the same genre, to let them know their next novel obsession is here!
- Free episodes: Readers are enticed to your novel with free episodes for a limited time.
Finally, there are a number of adaptation opportunities available to Premium novels. Though you will always own the rights to your story and we’re happy to negotiate either an exclusive or nonexclusive contract with you, you have the option to share some rights with Tapas, allowing up to pitch it for opportunities like audiobook and film or TV adaptation.
We’re also incredibly proud of our in-house Novel-to-Comic (N2C) program. Premium novels are eligible for consideration for N2C, through which Tapas adapts exclusive Premium or Original novels into comics. Those comics then become excellent pitching tools in themselves!