To this day, the use of Scriffon to write and publish text is free and unlimited.
— the number of drafts that you start;
— the number of texts that you publish;
— how frequently you use Scriffon;
— the number of people who may read your published writings.
For the moment, Scriffon does not bring any money to its creator and developer.
Nevertheless, the objective is to make it a durable and sustainable project. This will ensure quality and continuity of service to you and to the other users. In other terms, you don’t have to worry about having someday the unpleasant surprise to learn that Scriffon closes its service.
The revenue model that Scriffon have chosen in order to accomplish this is based on paid, optional advanced features (cf. freemium).
This choice guarantees the following:
— Scriffon does not use advertising to meet its financial needs; that would spoil the sobriety and minimalism of the site.
— Scriffon is not supported by any external financial investments; it is only supported by its users and the people who work for the project.
— Scriffon does not have any stockholders and is not, in a financial point of view, accountable to anyone; that guarantees the independence of the project.
In a near future, advanced paid features for authors will become available on Scriffon.
The term “author” designates a person who uses Scriffon to write or publish, as opposed to a “reader” who doesn’t need an account to read published writings.
The first paid feature will be reading statistics of texts. It is under development. It will give you access to figures and charts related to your published writings.
That is to say, for each writing, answers to the questions:
— How many people have opened the page of this writing?
— How many have started reading it? How many have read until the end?
— More generally, what parts of the text have been read? And in what manner: carefully, skimming through?
— How did they get on the page: via Scriffon, Twitter, Facebook, Google, another site?
Other advanced features will appear over time.
In the case you are not interested in the advanced features, you will still have access to the free account and its free features. However, it may be possible that some limitations apply to some of those features.
For instance, the limitations for a free account could be:
— A maximum number of pen names per account; for example, a free account would only allow to publish under one pen name.
— A frequency limit for publishing; for example, a free account would only allow one new published text every two days.
Those hypothetical limitations would not apply for a paid account.
To be continued…