Hey Wacky Writers!
My romance/fantasy/historical fiction novel Seacliff is dropping tomorrow as a Premium title on Tapas, so I thought I’d put up a tutorial on how you can earn free Ink!
Ink is the in-app currency from Tapas, which you can buy in their store, or earn by watching ads, doing surveys, or through various promotions. You can use Ink to unlock paid episodes of novels or comics, or to support creators directly.
IMPORTANT note – BONUS Ink, which will mostly be the focus of this tutorial, can only be used to unlock Premium titles and it expires. So, keep an eye out for my tips and tricks to make the most of it!
First off, if you have a mobile device, I recommend downloading the Tapas app – that’s where you get the most promotions and discounts.
Secondly, if you haven’t signed up yet, you can use my invite code – ALCO243N – to earn 200 bonus Ink just for signing up!
TIP #1: Try to spend your bonus Ink as soon as you earn it, otherwise you might lose track of it and it can expire unused. Your unlocked episode will still be there even if you don’t read it right away.
Thirdly, subscribe to your favourite series, so you can get notified as soon as new episodes become available. On mobile, it’s the little bookmark symbol in the top right. On desktop, there’s a big button that says ‘subscribe’.
Now that you’re in…it’s time to stalk Free Ink opportunities!
TIP #2: If you have the mobile app, make sure to check in every Monday, on the ‘Inbox’ tab in the ‘Gifts’ section – at the top, there’s something called a ‘Fortune cookie’. You can tap it every Monday and it will give you free, bonus Ink. I usually get around 300-400 Ink…when I remember to check it, lol.
If you’re as forgetful as me, you can set this thread on watching and I’ll…set myself reminders to remind y’all of free Ink every Monday
TIP #3: Again, on mobile (sorry, desktop users ), you can enable 1-Tap, which gives you a discount on the cost of the episode. For a novel, I think an episode normally costs around 180 Ink. With 1-Tap, it costs around 108.
1-Tap basically means that you don’t have to confirm payment each time you scroll to a new episode – the amount is automatically deducted from your account. But don’t worry, you can’t scroll through by mistake. It takes…determined scrolling to actually pull up the next episode
I think that’s it for today! Let me know if you have any Qs, I’ll try my best to answer them. The first 27 episodes of Seacliff are getting published tomorrow (
*squeaaaal*), half of which will be free, so you can figure out whether you want to pay for the rest or not As promised, I’ll try to remind you all if I come across offers and discounts, and absolutely do feel free to share with the class if I miss anything!
Thanks for tuning in