Many people get their books published through Wattpad. Could your book be published too?
As a member of the Wattpad community and a person who has been reading Wattpad original books for years, I must say, Wattpad has changed my life. There are so many talented writers here; if your book makes it to the Top Ten in your genre or you win a Watty Award there is a high chance of your book being published. However, this is not the case for everyone, so how does Wattpad compare to readers or writers expectations.
“Publishers are increasingly aware of Wattpad and novellas and fan fiction and they are certainly keeping an eye on it,” says Charlotte Eyre, children’s editor at The Bookseller.”
– One of the best features of Wattpad (in my opinion) is the fact that its free. Many other reading apps/website include paying some sort of fee to access books and for some people who is not very convenient.
– For aspiring writers, writing one Wattpad can develop their skills and help them when becoming a Writer. I have seen many people go from a rookie writer to a published writer whose books sell like there is no tomorrow.
– If writing is your dream and you publish a book on Wattpad, the communication between you and your readers can help you figure our how to write a plot that readers will enjoy.
– Wattpad has a wide range of books and different genres to read from. This enables readers to have a choice to read almost anything and enjoy different stories.
– As Wattpad’s popularity increased,already published writers came to Wattpad to write stories and help people find their dreams as writers.
– As writers start to have a wider audience of readers, they tend to write more books and start to update slower this can also include moving to other website where they can get paid. This is very frustrating to readers because they either have to pay or they get slower updates.
– It sometimes can be very dangerous for writers as their work can be easily copied and they might not be able to catch whoever does it. There are some safety precautions which can prevent this but there is always a slight chance of this happening.
– There are some side-effects that readers might get from reading these books, for example becoming a fan girl/boy, thinking your life can be amazing, getting upset because your life is not amazing or trying to become a character.
These are just a few points whether Wattpad is worth the hype. Maybe you should give it a try or if you already use it, decide if it is actually worth the hype.