Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is serial fiction?
A. Serial fiction is stories that are published one chapter at a time. It’s like a multi-part television mini-series, but for written fiction.
Q. What is Radish?
A. Radish is a mobile app for serial fiction, you read it on your phone or tablet.
Q. How much is the Radish app?
A. It’s free!
Q. Are the stories on Radish free?
A. Lots of stories on the Radish app are free. Others are premium, which means that you must pay to read each chapter of a story (except for the first few chapters which are free to read). Some stories are freemium.
Q. What is a freemium story?
A. A freemium story is one which you don’t have to pay to read. Each week, one chapter becomes free. The chapters after that are “locked”, meaning you pay to read them. However, if you’re willing to wait for these chapters to “unlock” (i.e., become free) then you can read the whole story without paying anything. Readers pay for “locked” chapters if they don’t want to wait weeks to be able to read them.
Q. Are your stories free on Radish?
A. I have two free stories on Radish — Luxe: Bride of the Vampire #1 and Control. The Billionaire’s Price is premium, and The Billionaire’s Lie is freemium.
Q. How do I pay for locked chapters/premium stories on Radish?
A. You can pay using Radish coins. You buy them, or you could win them in a giveaway (by Radish or any of their fabulous authors). To buy Radish coins, on the home screen of the app, look for your profile icon on the bottom right (it’s labelled “You”).
Tap on it, and you’ll see your user profile. There’s a button that says “Coin Store”.
Tap on that button and you’ll see a menu of different coin packages and their prices.
Buy the package that you want. Your user profile will display the number of coins you have in your account. All you have to do to buy a locked/premium chapter is to tap on it and the app will ask you if you’d like to purchase the chapter for 3 coins. Tap “Yes” and the chapter will be unlocked for you.
The amazing Radish team created a how-to video to help you Radish better. Check it out:
Oh and take note of the contest they’re currently running. If you like The Billionaire’s Lie and you have an Instagram, please join the contest for a chance to win coins! I’m looking forward to seeing all your lovely videos.