What’s Up With Wattpad?

Wattpad approached me just before Christmas to see if I would be interested in making some of my work available there (for free), and this seemed like a natural fit. I agreed to post some short stories, and to serialize A Storm Hits Valparaiso over five weeks. In return, Wattpad have pledged to promote my work to their community, and I’m excited to see what they can do (starting later this week).

My book is $4.99 on Amazon, but if that’s out of your price range, you will be able to read it on Wattpad for nothing. The first eight chapters are already up, and I will be posting a chapter or two a day over the next five weeks.

What do I get out of it? In short, exposure. With Wattpad’s help, I will be hitting a demographic I rarely reach. Will it cannibalize my sales? Possibly. But I also think any such “lost sales” will be more than outweighed by the additional readers this exposure will bring me. Read More…