Friday, May 11, 2012

Almost 1,000,000 Served on Wattpad

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About six months ago, I posted my first novel, Anathema, on Wattpad. I didn't know what to expect in terms of readership. I wasn't too familiar with the website or how readers would discover my work.

As of this moment, Anathema has had 987,374 reads. Crazy, I know.

So what is Wattpad?

Wattpad is an online community of writers. Anyone can upload a story to Wattpad, get critiques on their work, form writers groups,  make friends, and enhance their writing experience. Or if you're just a reader, it's a great place to find new talent!

My path with Wattpad is slightly different than most. A writer friend of mine suggested I join Wattpad and put me in touch with her Wattpad advisor. I submitted Anathema to them and was thrilled to hear they wanted me as a featured author. I agreed to post Anathema on Wattpad for six months, write a few blog posts for them, and run a contest.

It's been a really phenomenal experience for me. I've connected with so many new readers - readers I wasn't reaching through my regular outlets.

Whether you're a writer or a reader, Wattpad is definitely worth checking out. They have apps for your smartphone or tablet. You can access them online.

Now you're probably thinking... I bet Megg is making money off of this. I bet Wattpad paid her to write this post ... You'd be wrong. I'm writing it simply because I really love Wattpad and want others to check it out. No money exchanges hands between Wattpad and myself. That's right - everything on Wattpad is FREE!

I hope you take some time to check Wattpad out today. If you haven't read Anathema yet, now might be the time to do it. ;)

Megg, Miss Enchanted ePubber


G.M. said...

Thanks, Meg, for introducing Wattpad and I doubt that more than a few people think that some monetary compensation is involved. You must say many thank you to Robin for the superb cover. The setting of your story is interesting so no surprise here that you got many readers, at least for the first pages. I wonder if Wattpad is established enough so that literary agents and book publishers are impressed if you put that info of many readers in a query. Best wishes with the book.

Shana Norris said...

Congratulations on the great response, Megg! I've been looking into Wattpad lately and considering uploading one of my works there. This may be the inspiration I need to go ahead and try it out! From what I've read, it seems like a great community and a great way to reach new readers.

Megg Jensen said...

@Giora - Thanks!!!! I have given Robin so much thanks all over the place. lol. She did a great job branding the trilogy for me. :D

@Shana - Give it a try. The readers there are so enthusiastic and sweet. :)

Bonnee Crawford said...

Yeah Wattpad is pretty cool! I don't find much time to spend on there, but it's nice to login once in a while.

DeenaML said...

I had never heard of Wattpad before! Thanks for bringing this to light.