Wattpad has changed the landscape of how people read stories. No longer are you limited to published works by traditional authors, or restricted to the ‘typical’ content that finds its way to the shelf. With the introduction of the Internet came fanfiction, online stories, and authors of every possible avenue. Wattpad is the meeting place for all these things and more, giving writers a platform for their work, and readers more options and content than they could ever have imagined possible.
Now, they are taking it one step further. Scheduled for release on August 7, 2018, Wattpad will be publishing in collaboration with Writers Digest ‘The Writer’s Guide to Wattpad: The Comprehensive Guide to Building and Sustaining a Successful Career’.
At many events hosted by Wattpad, or in which they take part such as RT Convention and more, common questions seem to arise from the audience of budding authors such as ‘how do I get noticed on Wattpad?’ or ‘how can I increase my read count?’ and even ‘how can I get my work published?’ Wattpad has taken some of these questions, and handed them over to some of their best and brightest of the forum, including published authors, Wattpad Stars, and more.
Here is a little blurb from Amazon:
Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work.
The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform.
In The Writer’s Guide to Wattpad, you’ll learn how to:
- Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design.
- Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform.
- Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere.
- Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like.
Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer’s Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to take your work to the next level, whether on Wattpad or beyond, this is definitely a book to get your hands on.
The current list price for this title is $17.99.