The serials worked like this:
- I posted a chapter of the first draft.
- If readers liked it, they sent me money via Paypal.
- If I received enough money each week, I posted the next chapter.
- Repeat until the novel is finished.
This serial (which, as of December 2015, I expect to be the last) began July 31, 2013. It ended, two chapters short of completion, on September 9, 2014, when I sold the finished novel to Wildside Press, which published it under the title Relics of War. I expect future Ethshar novels will be financed by other means.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me.