Which World Anvil Subscription tiers are there?
First of all, here are the different World Anvil subscription tiers at a glance:
Yes, you can make an account and try the basic World Anvil features for free! The features and file space are limited, but there’s a tonne of functionality even for free members.
Our starter subscription offers comprehensive privacy settings for your world, the ability to work with co-authors and make your world look beautiful! It’s perfect for a private book-, series- or world-bible, or to make a straight-forward public presence for your world which your readers can explore.
This tier gives you access to some of our most popular features for writers, like our novel-writing software, family trees, diplomacy webs and a tonne more options for maps! You also have extra storage and a host of useful add-ons to make your world even more enticing to your readers!
We think of this as our “semi-professional” package – you can give exclusive access (i.e. for Patrons or beta readers) to 100 people, remove ads from your world for your readers, make your own map markers, and add a tonne more customization!
Sage is World Anvil’s professional subscription, designed for authors ready to make money. You can make your world look like your very own website (custom URL and white labeling), give Patrons or paying customers extra content, and advertise your books and products in many different ways. We also offer our Sages promotional opportunities not available to others, and monthly seminars on monetization and the writing space.
For publishing houses
Do you represent a publishing house? Get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can set up a tailored package for you to showcase the IPs you publish, gain readership, connect with the reading community, and advertise your products!
How are writers using World Anvil?
1. The perfect book bible and series bible, with any World Anvil subscription
Never lose your ideas, and keep everything organized! World Anvil is a custom-made, 100% private book or series bible.
Which World Anvil Subscription do I need for this?
2. A public website for your world – even one which looks like your own website!
Attract new readers and keep your fans hooked, by sharing the public parts of your worldbuilding!
As well as keeping your book bible private, you can also put anything you like public on World Anvil. Create the flavor of your world with our visual themes (or make your own using CSS!) to match the unique look and feel of your world. And you can even embed music or audio tracks, pictures and more! So why would you show off your worldbuilding?
Create an interactive experience for your readers
Well, first of all, there’s maps. Any fantasy reader knows that fantasy maps, family trees and all those supporting visuals are awesome. But you’re lucky if they’re printed as a two page spread in low resolution black and white. And they’re even more impossible on e-readers!
With World Anvil you can share your map images as interactive maps, allowing readers to explore layers and pins on your map, jump from a region map to a city map, and more. Our interactive family trees are a fantastic way to share your royal families and sprawling dynasties with your readers. And diplomacy webs are the perfect way to show which organizations are on good terms, and which ones hate each other!
Interactive maps are part of all World Anvil subscriptions, but higher membership tiers come with more storage space and more map features. For Family Trees and diplomacy webs, choose a Master tier membership.
Readers love your world – let them explore!
Plus, readers love exploring the worlds behind fiction. Whether its Scifi, Fantasy or even historical fiction, readers enjoy our work because of WHERE it takes place. That’s part of the charm. Sharing some details of the setting, even just the most superficial parts, like the general regions which have been discovered so far, will have them scrolling your pages. If you want, you can turn comments on, so readers can let you know what they enjoyed, and ask questions.
Of course, you can customize everything from the way it looks to the way it sounds, adding pictures, images, and changing the visual themes. And if you want to, you can make World Anvil look like your very own website, removing the World Anvil branding and using your own URL (e.g. www.yourworld.com). It’ll look like your own website, but runs with all the power of World Anvil!
All World Anvil subscriptions allow you to share things publically, and all paid subscriptions give access to visual themes! A Sage Tier World Anvil subscription – our professional tier – gives access to custom URLs and white-labeling, which strips the World Anvil branding from your pages. Here’s an example of that, Mythoversal by Greg Fishborne.
Advertise your books or projects
Worldbuilding articles make AMAZING social media content! It’s a great way to fill your feed with material that you’re making anyway, and you can easily show part of an article and keep the rest private! Sharing short articles about how birthdays are celebrated, flash fiction, or even just your main character’s favorite food, is a great way to intrigue readers, and attract new ones!
And you can let your readers know about the next installment! Chances are, if readers are scrolling through your world, they’ve enjoyed your book. You can easily point them to your website to buy the sequel, or even to other series or short stories you’ve written. The Global announcements and global content blocks are great for this too!
World Anvil is a great way to build a community around your world, update your fans on upcoming books, and soon we’ll have forums, polls and community achievements too.
Any World Anvil user can share their articles to social media, and add external URLs to their pages. Global World Announcements are available with a Master Tier World Anvil subscription. Community features are a Sage Tier feature.
Hide series spoilers from new readers!
We all know how painful it is to read spoilers! On World Anvil, you can denote spoilers easily, and trust the honour system. But if you want to really give your readers, an amazing experience, why not allow them to select which books they’ve read, to show them what they need to know! You can do this easily using self-assigned subscriber groups. Then you can hide any spoilers from people who haven’t read those books yet! You can even use self-assigned subscriber groups so readers can choose which team they’re on (Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff?) and show different supporters different information. It’s a fun way to interact with your readers and gives an extra level of creativity and immersion to your worldbuilding.
Any World Anvil user can use the Show Spoiler function, but self-assigned subscriber groups are available to Grandmaster World Anvil subscription holders.
3. Earn money as an author with a Sage subscription
World Anvil can help you earn money as an author, whether it’s through Patreon, a bolt-on product, or your own storefront!
If you have a Patreon, Kofi or other fan service, you know how hungry those fans are for extra content! You can present character profiles, flash fiction, deleted scenes, and worldbuilding tidbits all through World Anvil. It’s easy to set up different tiers of access (e.g. 5$ patrons and 10$ patrons) with graded amounts of content. Not only does this content look stunning, it’s all integrated into your world. And you can easily prevent Patreon Scalping, too.
Patreon scalping is a common practice – fans back for a month, download all available content, and then drop their subscription immediately. By using World Anvil as your rewards platform, it’s easy to remove those who no longer pay. Unlike with PDFs or other services, they’ll no longer have access to your extra content this way!
A bolt-on product
Which World Anvil subscription do I need to monetize my world?
Can I upgrade my World Anvil subscription?
Yes! All of our upgrades are pro-rated, which means you’re only paying for what you use. You can upgrade at any time during the duration of your membership. Oh, and if your subscription lapses, all your work is safe and secure, and private if you’ve set it as such!