The Toronto-based company offers a Web site “connecting a community of more than 45 million people around the world through serialized stories about the things they love.” Basically, authors can upload books-in-progress, and receive feedback as they write. You can also read others’ books and provide feedback. The audience is young-ish, so young adult and new-adult works do especially well in Wattpad.
Here are the steps they recommend to get readers to notice your books on the site:
- Update your stories regularly, at least once a week.
- Make your stories stand out through use of keywords, visuals, and other media.
- Talk to your readers.
- Follow other writers.
- Share stories on social media.
- Challenge your writing by entering a Wattpad writing contest.
- Learn from other Wattpad writers.
And, here’s another helpful article “How to Get More Out of Wattpad: 6 Authors Share Their Best Practices,” which I found particularly informative.
I’m going to give Wattpad a shot, and will keep you apprised of my experience as I go along.
Have you used Wattpad? What did you like best? What would you change?