Hello all, it’s Michael here. I wanted to post here to share about what the Ream Team is planning on developing as a feature for following on Ream. This is something we are beginning work on soon and are excited to roll out over the summer months.
Note: I only say most likely in the headline of this post because we’d love to shape our course with this feature based on your feedback, so don’t be shy to share your thoughts with us!
For following on Ream:
- Readers will be able to follow an author for free and get updates through email on public posts/chapters and followed posts/chapters on Ream
- When readers follow an author for free, an author will be able to see the emails of all their followers (in addition to having notifications sent to their reader’s emails).
- Authors will be able to export their followers emails from Ream and be able to see which dates they signed up on their members tab within Ream (your followers will be free members of your Ream, as opposed to your paid members.
- Authors will be able to set a post or chapter as followers-only. This makes it so that a reader has to follow you (aka give you their email) to get that content, as opposed to a public post that anyone can view.
This is a huge feature update and will be rolled out over a period of time with small, iterative changes that we will announce (don’t expect all of this in one day!).
I wanted to share our plans here first so that we can get your feedback and shape future development in ways that will be best for all our authors.
How following will work on Ream will be different than any other platform in existence and we are very excited about its prospects to help you all connect with more readers, build your communities faster, and ultimately grow your paid membership over the long run. As always, our goal is to be YOUR platform as an author that you can connect directly with your readers on.
We are confident this very highly requested development will take great strides to continue that mission.
In fact, it will allow you to build a one-of-a-kind sales funnel on Ream that you own from the ground up (you get your reader’s emails, and granular control over when you want to require readers to move to specific stages in your funnel to continue experiencing content/stories).
Storytellers Rule the World!!