What I like best about Leona’s blog post is that it gives us a glimpse inside Wattpad and shows us how we can potentially reach our market without having to do as much trial and error on our own.
Now, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of social media avenues, but if you write YA or short serial anything, this might actually be a viable option to consider in order to expand your fan-base and reach readers.
Wattpad is a game changer for authors, espeically YA authors if used right. It has 35 million active users, most of which are young adults. Non-YA authors can benefit a great deal, too, there are millions of speculative fiction readers on Wattpad.
Here is one success case featured in The Guardian article: “Brittany “The Book Slayer” Geragotelis is a Wattpad superstar. Her first serial on the platform, Life’s A Witch, gained more than 19m reads and lead to a six-figure, three-book deal with Simon & Schuster.”
Excerpt from the author’s bio:
“After 10 years of rejection from the publishing industry, she began to post her original novel, Life’s a Witch, on the online writing site, Wattpad, hoping that others would enjoy reading her book. A year after the first upload, the book had received 19 million reads, which caught the attention of Publisher’s Weekly, The Huffington Post and…
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