Monday, April 27, 2015

W = WattPad and Writeon

Wattpad is a site where you can write a story and share it quickly with other readers and writers. You can get feedback as you write it. If the story is already done and/or published, you can still post it. A couple of years ago I posted “Seer of Mars” on there, but nothing interesting happened. If I was to use it again, it would be from the beginning and not with something already published. It’s like most other ebooks sites where your book can get buried quickly. The ideal thing would be to meet others in the forums (called clubs) and as you mingle until you get some people to read your book. I got to wondering how Wattpad makes money to even keep the site running and discovered they only make money from ads, yet the ads are very discreet and not distracting.

Then Writeon from Amazon came along about two months ago. It’s pretty much the same thing as Wattpad. The only difference is a slightly different style. I find it ironic how Amazon usually doesn’t invent the thing, instead they copy the idea and try to devour it. Nevertheless, Writeon quickly gained thousands of readers, writers and their books. Could it be that editors and agents browse sites like Wattpad and Writeon? One can only guess. 

Can you believe it's already the letter "W" ??
We're almost there fellow A to Zers 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some people rave about Wattpad, but I just don't have time for another social site. Elizabeth S. Craig really knows how to use it to drive interest and sales though. If you venture there again, get some tips from her first.

Pat Dilloway said...

My book of short stories was featured on Wattpad once but while I got hits I didn't really get any sales.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I looked into Wattpad ages ago, but I just didn't see the point. Maybe I need someone who uses it to sit down and tell me how to use it properly.

Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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