I made my first novel (Dark Moon) with 3rd PoV and it's still going well. Now, I'm trying to make another novel with 3rd person PoV and get stuck since I can't get into the character without using "I" (1st person PoV) . I think I have been cursed by those 2 demons
I was just searching for my story on google and just found, TIS is posted on ten different websites apart from SH & WN. 2 of them were translated into different languages. While a website posted all of my stories. The one who posted my DLS has asked for my permission but the others haven't.
I found out about this a few months ago but it wasn't this much back then. Sadly, they monetize my story. They make TIS 18+ chapters into paid chapters which are of course for translators.
I think besides flaming them on social media, there's not that much you can do. Lawyering up wouldn't be profitable because they're probably not making more than pocket change tbh, I mean, you can still try to send them a cease and desist or smt if you want. I get that it's mostly about principles though, it's kind of an asshole move to just rip original webnovels and host them on your shitty site, ads or not.
Yeah, that's also why I've slowed down on writing my stories for the public recently. Nothing has been stolen yet, but someone else on Twitter had their entire book on Good Reads posted on Amazon with a generic cover, and was being sold. Beyond copyright infringement. Self publishing now sucks in this pirated world.
@Edenstone47 That's awful! Actually the same incident also happened here. Some stories from Wattpad getting contracts from a publisher. They deleted the story from WT and went into the editing process. But suddenly their book has come out on the market (online shop) with their cover when they were still in WT. And the effect is when their original book comes out in the bookstore no one buys it. A fake book costs only one third of the original.
I'm so happy today that Ethan and Damian's pic is finished. And the results are really good even beyond my expectations!
Based on the poll results, Pearl and Diamond are next (even though the poll has not been closed yet but their vote is already very high). I'm going to use the same artist to draw it and I hope the results are as good as this too.