Re: Inkitt. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

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I took a look at inkitt at some point.

Romance novels. As far as I could tell, it was overflowing with vampire, werewolf and vampire x werewolf stories. A few about women seducing powerful men or powerful women toying with men. Very few were about daily life issues, often involving relationships. It was a long search to find some more traditional fantasy that wasn't romance or sex related.

If you had taken the time to look through a few dozen pages of the site yourself, you could have found this yourself easily

Re: Inkitt. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

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Oskatat Wrote: I took a look at inkitt at some point.

Romance novels. As far as I could tell, it was overflowing with vampire, werewolf and vampire x werewolf stories. A few about women seducing powerful men or powerful women toying with men. Very few were about daily life issues, often involving relationships. It was a long search to find some more traditional fantasy that wasn't romance or sex related.

If you had taken the time to look through a few dozen pages of the site yourself, you could have found this yourself easily

Thank you for the response! :)

It did seem much the same to me. But I thought maybe it is like webnovel? Thus the question.

Re: Inkitt. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

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It's romance but mostly paranormal romance. If there could be an app comparison, perhaps  if Radish and Wattpad joined forces.

They were very notorious for spamming writers by email with the promises of traditional publishing for years until they finally stopped. It was rather irritating because they were making promises they couldn't keep.  And as far as I know, there haven't been anyone who has published through them. Perhaps a single writer, but trying to find clear information at the time about the writer and how much success they have was hard to find. So let's just say Inkitt wasn't a door into publishing at all.

I see now they have a sister app and promises of publishing through them. However, I know very little about said app.

They aren't on my stay away from list like Web novel. However, I don't plan on using them as a mirror. Not only for their past actions but just because I don't writing paranormal romance.

Re: Inkitt. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

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Thedude3445 Wrote: Don't use Inkitt. Here's the rundown on the site: https://www.enchoseon.com/the-grand-inkitt-scam/ Unless they've changed massively in the two years since this post, you don't want to post on there.

I first came across the site about five years ago, back then I think they might've had good intentions (or at least I remember more variety in the works on the competition before I forgot about it till early this year, maybe I was just naive). Now half the titles involve the word "alpha" or "mate" and look like identikit erotica. If you dig deep you can find some good stories, but don't necessarily expect to see them on the front page or trending lists.

However, having read the article quoted I'd say that what it describes is very much the status quo on Inkitt these days. Use it to try and get other people to give feedback, but don't expect it to go further than that.

Re: Inkitt. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

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MarikoRawralton Wrote:
Cinn Wrote: Now half the titles involve the word "alpha" or "mate"

Pro Tip: If half the titles on any given writing site include the word "mate" and you're not on Literotica, it's not worth your time.

In fairness, it's just appears to be the focus of their "trending" lists. There's a lot of crap on many sites (especially the bigger/more well known they get).


Having said that, Inkitt does seem to have an oddly focused fondness for werewolves...