Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Wattpad - What's It All About?

Have you discovered Wattpad yet? I just did this weekend. So what isWattpad? From their website:
Founded in 2006, Wattpad's vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. Wattpad is now the world's most popular ebook community where readers and writers discover, share and connect, delivering billions of pages from our library, one of the world's largest collection of originally-created ebooks. Wattpad provides a powerful creative outlet and social media for undiscovered and published writers to share what they have written - a romance story, fan fiction, poetry or novel - and attract millions of readers. All the written works are easily discovered on Wattpad's website, mobile site or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung and more.

In addition to be a great place to share & read writing, they also offer several contests. Two of the current contests are:
The Watty Awards, Our Annual Reader Voted Story Awards
"Get Your Poem Published" Extravaganza! Contest Sponsored by Frontenac House

I just entered a poem in the second contest. If you are curious, here's the link to my entry: Punctured and Porouse, I Become
And did you hear this: 15-Year-Old Writer Counts 6.5 Million Reads (and yes, that was on Wattpad). Abigail Gibbs has been able to create a huge following for her story.
It's worth checking out!


Nina Lassam said...

Hi. So glad you joined Wattpad and thanks for the blog support! I just read your poem you recommended on Facebook and was really impressed.
Just as an FYI, there are tons of tips for promoting your work on Wattpad available (check out the Facebook discussions to start). Hope you post again soon and let me know if you have any questions.

Michelle said...

Thanks Nina - I will check out those tips.