I have been uploading chapters of Book 3 in the Jack Trilogy on Wattpad for two months now and find that I like writing on this platform – a lot. It can gain an author lots of exposure for each chapter. I uploaded one today and another yesterday. Then I published a Twitter and a Facebook post advertising that a new chapter is available free. Here is my Wattpad link if you’d like to check it out: My Wattpad Site
I have made my trilogy available free until December 1, 2016, when I expect to finish the last book. Writing on Wattpad is great way to promote a booklaunch over longer period of time and generate expectation and excitement.
Here is today’s and yesterday’s photo posts that also included accompanying text (not reprinted) such as the link to my Wattpad site:
There is a process here: I start either with my own photographs, although these two were downloaded free (with absolutely no copyright restrictions – you literally can do anything you want with the photos), from Unsplash which provides thousands of HD photos free to anyone. I use Google’s Picassa to add text on top of the photo. Google retired Picassa in April, 2016, in favor of a single photo platform – Google Photos – which does not have the same photo editing capabilities as Picassa.
You can still download Picassa if you don’t wait too much longer. It’s one of my favorite programs. Google has stated that it didn’t make sense to continue to have two photo platforms. Picassa is no longer being updated but it will run as is and it is a pretty nice program that interfaces nicely with Google Photos.
I plan on writing more posts about Wattpad as I explore its capabilities further. I am finding that there are a lot of younger, talented writers on the platform and many very good stories posted – all free.
I read another article recently that noted that older and more established and even famous writers are using Wattpad now.
At this time I encourage authors to post their work – Wattpad recommends one chapter at a time – on Wattpad. There have been complaints by authors of people stealing parts of books so that may be a consideration. But that can happen anywhere. It’s not something I worry about. One nice feature of Wattpad is that readers can interact with each chapter, make recommendations, “like” and offer suggestions.
Today I read about six authors who share their Wattpad experiences. The article is written by Chris Well. Below are the first several paragraphs which link to the full article.
Sharing and comments are appreciated.
With an enormous base of readers (25 million at last count), Wattpad is the social reading platform that every author should at least consider. The Toronto-based company continues to make strides, finding new ways to connect readers and authors. Is Wattpad for you?
With 25 million users, Wattpad is the world’s largest community for readers and writers. Last year, users spent 41 billion minutes on Wattpad, with a new chapter uploaded every second. The platform hosts a mix of public domain fiction, fan fiction, and fiction by traditional authors. Authors who’ve amassed large followings on Wattpad have garnered attention from agents, publishers, and in at least one case, Hollywood.
We’ve talked with six authors ….”