Thursday, May 26, 2016

Watt, Watt? Wattpad.

Have you heard of Wattpad? If so, you're likely to associate it with teen readers and fanfiction writers, but if you haven't checked out the mystery/thriller section, you should! It's a great place to find new and emerging, and even a few established authors for FREE!

Authors write their novels, get a cover and upload them onto Wattpad where readers download them to read, make comments, and vote for their favorites. Yearly, the most loved novels win Watty awards.

Since Wattpad is a community of writers who do it for the love of writing, some novels might not be edited to the standard you find in the bookstore, but many are, and if you're able to put a few grammar blips aside, you can find many a gem!

If you're an author looking to build your fanbase or newsletter list, this is a great way to find new readers. They might not turn into buyers, but if you're looking for word of mouth, Wattpad and other sites like it have been known to house rabid fans of favorite authors.

It's free for readers or authors, so why not give it a try?

Do you have any reading or publishing experience on Wattpad? Tell us what you think in the comments!

~Jamie Blair
Deadly Dog Days (available for pre-order!)

1 comment:

Oliver Richmond said...

Hi, I am a writer focused on career and physical development to spread more issues and tips to develop and works through Professional resume writing service. Wattpad is a brilliant platform for sharing your stories and receiving constructive criticism about your writing. The community is mostly friendly and everyone supports each other. I would recommend wattpad but be very cautious about what you (or your child) read(s) because once you've read something it can't be unread. Most stories on Wattpad are either appropriate or have a clear warning in the description but some don't and some are extremely inappropriate, make sure to educate your child on this beforehand. If your child is mature they should be okay at thirteen (Wattpad's recommended age) but it's your judgement.