The internet is transforming how people read. Serial online fiction is a new and rapidly growing publishing medium where popular novels can attract thousands, even millions of fans. But what are these runaway hit books like? What features and types of stories define online literature? This course has the answers you need. In this course, industry experts from our editorial team have analyzed twenty-one top online novels for the storylines and characters that audiences love. We will present these case studies alongside general introductions to the genres of the medium to help you understand what serial online fiction is and what draws millions of readers to digital reading platforms every day. If you are An aspiring writer who wants to understand the sort of books that succeed in this market; An editor or translator seeking insight into the cutting-edge world of online fiction; An avid reader who wants to better understand digital literature;. Then this course is for you! This course covers: A general introduction to serial online literature; The major subdivisions and genres on novel platforms, including Fantasy, Romance, and the Male-Lead/Female-Lead distinction; Widespread story tropes used by successful online novel authors in the genres of Eastern Fantasy and Contemporary Romance; Real-life case studies on twenty of the bestselling serial novels, as well as a case study of a Paranormal Romance title for extra insight into the Romance field; Analysis of how these authors use story tropes and their unique ideas to capture readers imaginations. Who are we?eGlobal Creative Publishing Inc. is an e-publishing company based in Orchard Park, NY. Our parent company, Jianlai Global, is an international translator and publisher of serialized web novels. Our translation team works to translate serial web fiction from and into multiple languages. We operate a growing original English-language publishing program which partners with online platforms to bring authors works to international audiences. Our mission is to promote global literature and to create opportunities for authors to explore new online fiction media.