FAQs

StoryBilder is still a work in progress and we're busy getting ready to open our doors. We'll keep updating our FAQ as questions come in and the platform evolves, so consider this a work in progress. If you have a question about how StoryBilder works or what it does, feel free to contact us and drop us a line. We'll do our best to get back to everyone as quickly as we can. 

General Information

When will StoryBilder be released?

We are currently stress testing the site and cleaning up some design elements.  Our current timeline is as follows:

  • February 2020: Beta Launch - our first tier beta team will be invited to poke around and test the site

  • October 2020: Preview Invitational - our second tier beta team and guests will be invited to preview the site

  • Late 2020: Public Launch!

These dates are subject to change.


Why is there no "u" in StoryBilder?

'Bilder' means "picture" in German, Yiddish, and a bunch of other languages in northern Europe and odd pockets throughout Africa. And just as the word "bilder" connects countries as different as Chad, Luxembourg and Corsica, StoryBilder helps you connect the dots, so you can find your story and define your world. 

Some of the languages where it occurs include:

German (Germany) Swedish (Sweden) Basque (Spain and France) Corsican (Corsica)
Esperanto Hausa (Chad) Luxembourgish Malagasy (Madagascar)
Norwegian (Norway) Xhosa (South Africa) Yiddish   

(It also means "imagine" in Haitian Creole from Haiti and Western Frisian from the Netherlands.)

TL;DR: The only thing StoryBilder is missing is U. 


Will StoryBilder be released in languages other than English?

Yes, that's the plan. We'll need to make sure the English version is fully launched and stable before we can start working on other languages, though, so feel free to check back. If there's a particular language you would like us to include, feel free to drop us a note. 


Billing/Pricing

How much does StoryBilder cost?

Pricing information is coming soon, but rest assured that we're keeping our costs low. We want you to feel comfortable writing your stories at your own pace, without having to worry about it draining your wallet. 

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Why isn't StoryBilder free?

Well, we do need to keep the lights on, and we have to pay a lot of people to help keep StoryBilder running. We didn't want advertising on the platform, because it needs to be a place where you can write uninterrupted, without marketing messages fighting for your attention. So we're charging an annual subscription fee, but we're keeping it low so that it's easily affordable for most people. 


 

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