What’s Up With Wattpad?

Kids these days, eh? Always wandering around with their noses in their iPhones, up to no good. Well, maybe not. Because lots of them are using an app called Wattpad which might just be the biggest revolution in reading you’ve never heard of.

The Toronto-based Wattpad began in 2007, initially providing a mobile platform for 17,000 public domain works from Project Gutenberg. By June 2009, the Wattpad app had been downloaded 5 million times.

This post is from 9 January 2012. It has not been updated except to clean up broken links but the comments remain open.

Fast forward to today, and Wattpad is the world’s largest reading and writing community. I have had lots of teachers tell me that kids are getting into reading e-books on their smartphones in a big way, but I was short of hard numbers. Here are some from Wattpad:

  • 3m stories total, with 250,000 new stories added every month
  • 1.3m registered users
  • 7m unique visitors per month
  • Users spend an average of an hour a day on Wattpad
  • 2bn minutes spent on Wattpad via web and mobile in Q3 2011
  • 1 comment every second
  • Many popular titles have over 10m reads and more than 10,000 comments

What particularly caught my eye in those stats was that users spend an average of an hour a day on Wattpad. That’s an incredible level of engagement.

What are they doing all this time? Well, reading for the most part. All the stories on Wattpad are free. Readers don’t have to pay to join the site (or download the app), or to read any of those 3 million stories (which can also be read on any computer, laptop, or tablet).

But they’re not just reading, they are writing too – which is great! There is a real mix of stuff on the site, everything from early teens posting their very first forays into creative writing, right up to work from published authors (like me – more on that below).

There are short stories and flash fiction, as well as novellas and full novels too. All genres are represented but, given the age profile of most readers (from early teens to early twenties), YA seems to be huge, followed by paranormal (and fantasy in general), and then maybe science fiction and romance.

Writers post work in parts (i.e. chapters) which tend to be short, to make them suitable for mobile reading. For example, I posted Transfection there just after Christmas, and even though it’s less than 6,000 words, I broke it up into three parts.

Longer work tends to be serialized, and readers can keep track of their favorite writers and stories by becoming “fans”, which means they will receive an email each time the writer posts a new “part” or story.

The most popular stories have had a stunning impact, being “read” millions of times. (Note: each time a “part” is read, that will add to the counter. If a book has 30 “parts”, each reader finishing it will add 30 “reads” to the counter.)

There is a lot of interaction on the site too. Comments are open at the bottom of each “part” and the most popular stories generate a lot of feedback. Sometimes it’s aspiring authors fielding suggestions on how to improve their stories (many books are being serialized as they are written), other times it’s more polished writers sharing how they constructed certain scenes or dealt with characterization.

For self-publishers, it’s another venue where you can get eyeballs on your work, as long as you are open to this kind of free sharing of your content (which is not for everyone).

I’ve always been fond of this approach. I made the PDF version of Let’s Get Digital a free download on this blog – and it has been downloaded over 3,000 times – but I also put that free PDF up on Scribd – where it has been downloaded over 2,700 times.

I know that this approach has resulted in significant sales for me of the paid version – judging by the emails I have received – but I am also keen to spread my ideas as widely as possible, and, considering these tough economic times, to provide a low cost or free way for readers to enjoy my work (especially as I tend to price at the higher end of the indie spectrum).

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.

Since I posted If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection to Wattpad, sales of both shorts jumped, despite them being free everywhere except for Amazon (I am hoping to make them free there too).

These stories are only going free in the various retailers temporarily. I have updated the back-matter of both shorts to really sell my longer work, and there is a sample for A Storm Hits Valparaiso in each of them. I plan to switch them back to paid later in the month (once the free downloads subside), but, for now at least, they are billboards for my more expensive titles.

Needless to say, this is an opportunity I would have been forced to turn down had I enrolled my work in KDP Select; the exclusivity component was one of the main reasons I was against it.

Every writer is different, of course, and, in the interest of balance, I will have a couple of guest posts later this month from writers who are doing very well out of KDP Select.

As for Wattpad, I’m excited about this partnership. I know they have approached some other self-publishers, and I also know they have been able to shine a pretty big spotlight on the writers they have previously featured.

My work is quite different from the stuff that tends to be popular there. My shorts are hard to pigeon-hole – kind of speculative, kind of “literary”, perhaps “slipstream” comes closest. My longer work is straight-up historical fiction, with a side of 19th century-style adventure. Will that fly on Wattpad? We’ll see.

Either way, it’s going to be fun to see what happens, and I will share all the results here.

And the next time you see a teenager with their face glued to their iPhone, don’t worry. Maybe the kids are all right after all.

David Gaughran

David Gaughran

Born in Ireland, he now lives in a little fishing village in Portugal, although this hasn’t increased the time spent outside. He writes novels under another name, has helped thousands of authors build a readership with his books, blogs, workshops, and courses, and has created marketing campaigns for some of the biggest self-publishers on the planet. Friend to all dogs.

105 Replies to “What’s Up With Wattpad?”

  1. It ain’t free no more because now for some stories you have to freaking pay for ‘coins’ and you use those coins to unlock chapters so you can read them smh

  2. Is preaching, politics and anything religious that is not related to stories banned from Wattpad? Because the idea that people use Wattpad, a palace for sharing stories are using it to convert people is troubing. Especially if they don’t know what morals are! 0-0

  3. I am not able to download wattpad again . I have no idea what is the problem now. Could you please help me out ?

  4. Hello Everyone!

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    – Well, if you support my new project on ‘Kickstarter’ that might become a reality.

    I have named it “Write It” because that is what the point in the website is. Read, write, be social in a new way Wattpad can’t give you, like Group Chat and much more.

    I am willing to listen to everyone since you are the reason I am doing it. The site will be free – just like Wattpad but with more features.

    Please take a look at the project and show your support by like my facebook page. Here’s the link for the project and facebook:

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  5. Great post. I’m looking to add some stories to Wattpad as well, but am scared about hurting my chances of publication.

  6. Thanks for the info. I hadn’t realized the large paranormal/YA readership on wattpad. Perfect for my series. I am almost ready to take the plunge. I wanted to complete my 3rd novel in the series before making the first free or .99 all over–but you’ve got me rethinking.

    Also, I enjoy encouraging young writers and used to do a writers critique group with teens. Their writing skills often need work (whose doesn’t to some extent?), but they inspire me with their imagination and even the passion many have to carry on stories as fans.

  7. Spoiler alert, wattpad is for tweens and teens with horrible writing skills, poor plot development, bad character writing, fan fiction. Any actual legitimate, good work of fiction gets ignored for Justin Beiber Twilight fan fiction. This is not a place for real writers and if you are an accomplished writer of any kind you’ll quickly see how ignorant and immature this place is.

  8. David sir!
    I am bit confused.
    Why can’t I read non- fictions on wattpad.
    For ex. I want to read the guns of august But the book is not available on wattpad

  9. Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to
    read through more, thanks for the info!

  10. Thanks for this post…I think it’s my second time reading it. I know it’s from last year, but still timely. I just joined wattpad this month (my name is iDaki13 is interested, didn’t want to post a link here). Anyway, I just put up one story so far (historical flash fiction). But will put up another (longer) story in Dec. After that who knows. For now, it’s a way for me to get feedback on my writing. I haven’t gotten much of that so far, but I’m going to stick to it. I have gotten some “reads”.

    I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I added that story for a reason. I want to write in different genres, so essentially wattpad will be my place to “experiment”. The next one I post will be completely different. Sorry this comment was me, me, me lol…just sharing. If you’re on wattpad, hit me up. We don’t have to do “vote for vote” to connect or give feedback.

  11. I just added some of my poems to the site. I’ve read some very talented work and some very untalented work. It is very different than wordpress. I am not sure what to think. Some of the things I have read has definitely not been edited or spell checked. What is the story with wattpad? I just was notified that someone wrote a “new story” and the English was broken and story was strange. I am confused why I received that particular notification for that particular author? I did not follow her.
    I don’t want to come off as judgeeee but really want to connect with real writers. What is the story?

  12. I thought i would give wattpad a go. So last week i tested the water. I put the first chapter of my story on, thinking maybe i would get a few hits. Over the last week i’ve added two chapters and in the middle of writing the third. There has been nearly 6,000 hits on that story in one week. This is really worth a go.

    You need to make sure you get the correct story for thw wattpad audience.

    I don’t want to advertise but if you want to check it out the story is called – Stolen by the Brotherhood.

  13. I feel that I need to check Wattpad out more often. There are already sites such as FF.Net and FictionPress that do stories but WattPad looks promising. What I’ve noticed is most people like to upload their fiction on their blogs but there are plenty of places for them to upload them. One place in particular I’d recommend is ReadWave.
    You can build up an audience around your story by starting small writing short stories now and allowing your readers to download and share. Please check out the site here: readwave.com

  14. When I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  15. Thanks! Great explanation of wattpad, although I admit I’m still a bit confused. I uploaded the first chapter of my book The Glen but I’m really unclear how anyone connects with that or even where it shows up on the site. Still, I’m hoping a few more people find my book, and that my story and style will speak for themselves.

  16. Hey, David–interesting post on Wattpad, I’ve been looking into the website myself but am hesitant to post my work as well, since it’s not exactly a very YA-style novel.
    I see that your book “A Storm Hits Valparaiso” has gotten a fair amount of exposure; how have you enjoyed the experience, though? Do you feel that the exposure has been worth it; do you feel that the feedback you’ve received was useful? Is the audience for your book possibly a little older than the WattPad standard, and do you feel like you’ve really won over any readers?
    Thanks again on the interesting blog posts, and interested to see what you have to say! 🙂

  17. I’m really interested in this. If you post your work free on Wattpad, will Amazon bots find it and reset your price there to free?

    1. That hasn’t been my experience. I’ve been up there for three months now. No price matching. And I know plenty of writers there, some as long as two years, with no price matching.

      Besides, the work isn’t for sale. Amazon don’t price match when a writer posts a free story on their site. They only price-match what they consider competing retailers. I believe that includes Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, and Apple. They don’t seem to price-match Smashwords, or, say AllRomance/Omnilit – prob because they consider them too small.

      1. Excellent. I had already set up a Wattpad account and was planning on trying it when my partner brought up the Amazon question.

        However, I don’t believe it’s true that they don’t price-match Smashwords. I think it’s a fairly common run-around to get your book free on Amazon by setting it free on Smashwords and waiting for the Amazon bots to find it.

        Good luck with your experience!

  18. Great post David! I’d heard of Wattpad but didn’t know much. Now I certainly do. I’m an Indie author as well and have books on the standard sites but i keep my eye open for new outlets such as Wattpad. Free ebooks definitely bring in sales provided the readers like your style. I’ve fluctuated back and forth between free and $0.99 on amazon and am quite surprised that your book is still free on amazon when other sites are charging for it. There isn’t a box to click for the author to choose free as the price, Amazon decides which books are free based on them being free on other competitive sites. So, get your friends to go onto your amazon sale page and click the ‘tell us about a lower price’ link directly below the sales rank and fill out the form. Within a few days your book will go free.

    1. Hi Lorena, I decided to leave it at the whims of fate for now. The shorts had a little sales burst this month, so I saw no harm in making an extra few dollars before they go free. I’ll probably start reporting the free price soon enough though.

  19. I joined Wattpad not long ago at the recommendation of a friend on Goodreads, but I have yet to up some of my own work on the site. I think I might do that between the edits of my WIPs and see how the experiment runs. Your blog post is excellent and eye-opening on the community as a whole, though. Thanks for sharing it!

  20. I downloaded the Wattpad app today after reading your post and interview at Unusual Historicals. I am intrigued, but haven’t had the time to fully investigate it. I may consider your strategy of free downloads to get my own exposure going with Lost Apple, my forthcoming debut novel. Thanks so much for keeping all of us informed about what opportunities are out there in the vast universe of the internet.

  21. I’ve put my novel Gisborne on Wattpad in 2009 when I began it as fun flash-fiction after the BBC’s Robin Hood finished on TV. I pulled many of the RH and Richard Armitage fans along and that was fine until i realised I could be doing the same thing on my blog. Which I did, with exactly the same effect. So I stopped adding chapters to Wattpad and kept them exclusively for the blog as I have control over my brand on my blog.
    Then the fan-fiction began to morph and suddenly I realised I might just have a real historical fiction to write if I researched it and re-wrote it. I told the fans I was stopping blog uploads and that the novel would be concluded and published in 2012. Many of the hardcore fans have stayed with me.
    I’ve deleted the Gisborne file on Wattpad despite rankings and fan-mail because the story was changing and I was getting curious emails asking me about copyright on my story etc.
    Long and short: Wattpad helped give me a wider fan-base, but tagging Robin Hood, Gisborne and Richard Armitage on my blog did as much if not more.
    I am yet to be convinced that more ‘free’ outlets do anything for one’s brand. As a marketing man I listened to the other day said:
    ‘You offer stuff for free and people are often of the opinion it’s not worthy or there’s something wrong with it. You offer it for half-price and you are on a visible winner.’
    What do you think, David?

    1. There is certainly some truth in what he said (I covered some similar ground in this article on pricing – https://davidgaughran.com/pricing/ ). A classic example of this would be people downloading tons of free books to their Kindle, but then when it comes to choosing what to read next, they will gravitate towards the books they have paid for. There is a subconscious ascription of value based on price (to an extent).

      For this reason, I’ve only ever used free in limited ways, and, indeed, putting these two shorts free on Smashwords etc. is the first time I have used “free” in a conventional way (for just that reason), and it’s strictly time limited with a specific goal in mind (advertising my new novel).

      However, I think there is a difference here between a prospective reader seeing one book on Amazon at $4.99 and another on Amazon for free, and (naturally) ascribing more value to the one with the price tag. Wattpad is its own enclosed world. Its readership are people I never reach. The people who come across my book on Amazon aren’t going to run off to Wattpad to see if it’s free there instead. The people who come across my book on Amazon are not going to even know my book is on Wattpad, and thus my involvement there won’t have any negative effect on perceptions of value in the Amazon universe.

      There are countless examples of authors using “free” in different ways to great effect. Some have jumped off the old free carousel at Amazon at the right time and catapulted to the top of the charts and built an audience from the extreme bump in visibility. Others have made free books the lead-in to a series. Others again have used free stories or novellas to hook readers into their “world”. Others again have made PDFs free (Go The F*ck To Sleep) and made huge print sales on the back of the publicity.

      In short, it’s all about how you do it.

  22. Glad you’re going to blog about your experiences. I’m one of those serializing on Wattpad and not being a published author with a complete work, not really promoted there. That said, I’ve been luckier than most just wandering in … had a facebook bump on my story and that resulted in a large number of reads on the first installment. Given that it’s not the urban fantasy/paranormal romance story that is currently the rage (although the trends do shift), I’m grateful for every person who continues to read my weekly updates as well as adds the book to their library.

    I do believe that some of the wattpad readers have translated into readers for my serial novel (website copy) although no hard numbers to show that (as wattpad doesn’t facilitate a clickthrough model as of yet from wattpad to outside websites). Nonetheless, I’m glad for additional eyes on my work. I look forward to eventually completing my serialized novel on Wattpad and then trying to leverage my experiences there into “something else to be defined.”

    One reason I’m glad though for this post is that at least people will stop saying young adults don’t read simply because they’re not buying Kindles and Nooks. They are. This site, fanfiction.net and other social networks actually prove that there are writers out there… just not posting through “adult devices.”

    Wattpad also does a lot of other nice things. It accepts fanfiction… also repackages some public domain books into your app. Some days when I don’t feel like packing my Nook, I use the Wattpad app to read books insteadon my iOS devices.

  23. Thanks for highlighting Wattpad… i’m an amateur writer & am almost ready to let people read some of my writing… so this is very interesting for me – great blog!

  24. I threw a short story up there last week. I had way too much fun creating a celebrity cast for my characters. I need to be careful how much time I spend on there.

    With Wattpad reaching out to you and other self-published authors, I wonder what will happen now. If a lot of non-YA writers like you throw in, that could do interesting things to the community. Right now the big hits are YA, usually involving pretty girls and boys falling in love. An influx of stuff like “A Storm Hits Valparaiso” could diversify the contents.

    I think that needs to happen for Wattpad; they must diversify, because the glut of sexy vampires can’t go on forever. Wattpad admits in their own statistics that their primary user is young and female. What happens when these users get a little older? If different genres like epic fantasy or historical fiction can’t get a toehold in Wattpad, these users will leave.

    Won’t they?

      1. I’ve now spent a week poking around on Wattpad and getting a little addicted in the process. My concern, however, is not whether an influx of non-YA authors might change the culture of Wattpad, so much as the effect the current culture of Wattpad has on one’s writing. How can something like A Storm Hits Valparaiso, or my novel about education philosophy get any play in such a vampire & werewolf ridden landscape? Moreover, could posting one’s work on Wattpad diminish it in the eyes of one’s preferred audience? These are thoughts I am having as I consider Wattpad for my own work. How is it going David after the first week?

      2. It’s cool, isn’t it? I’ve had about 1,000 views spread across the three pieces – with the HF novel just edging in front for the first time a day or two ago. At first, it was getting a lot of people reading the first chapter, and then going no further. Now, that first chapter is strong, so I can only assume that it was a genre clash. However, now the readers are starting to trickle through to the rest of the chapters I have posted. Very interesting to watch happen. A couple of comments say things like they enjoy that it’s quite different from what else is on the site.

    1. I agree with this. I’ve been aware of Wattpad for a couple years, but I’ve avoided it. I just don’t need another venue that pumps out YA or paranormal erotica. The whole (American) culture is based around teenagers and adolescent emotions right now. I’d love to find a wattpad type of site that works on more of an adult level.

      – Baron

  25. This is really interesting, and I may participate on it. I have a YA novel in the works (only up to chapter 8). It is eminently serializable. I haven’t published before (currently editing and adding to a twice published book of poems for someone else, now co-owned). Perhaps I will also put up a page or two of suitable poetry, and see if it hits. Does an Author still retain screenplay, or motion picture rights to their stuff if it’s on this site? If so, this could be a great way to gain an audience up front, for new screen ventures.

    1. I’m not a lawyer, etc., but my understanding is that you will not be encumbering any rights like movie rights. What you will encumber are “first serial rights” – which would reduce the potential to sell stories to things like magazines and anthologies (who usually, but not always, want “first serial rights” meaning it hasn’t been published anywhere in any form). As for publishers and/or agents, the attitude used to be that if a novel was published anywhere before (even on your blog), that they would not be interested in publishing it. That has changed a lot, and publishers sign deals for stuff that has been published before all the time. If it has been self-published, they will often (but not always) wish to see a good track record of sales before considering it.

      If you want to learn more about rights etc. “The Copyright Handbook” by Stephen Fishman is consistently recommended.

  26. Will be interesting to see how you fare, Dave. None of our completed projects are remotely suitable to a primarily YA audience platform like Wattpad, but trialling an adult historic novel is a bold move. Good luck with that.

  27. I actually joined Wattpad early in 2011 because my 14 year old son Joe and a few of his friends had accounts there. I don’t really get a ton of hits, but it’s the sort of community where being involved really makes a difference. I love that my son is highly interested in writing though. 🙂

    1. I can see someone making that argument, but you could also argue that KDP Select is doing the same, as is the public library, as are the millions and millions of public domain works that anyone can download for free.

      People still like “owning” things, and supporting artists they enjoy. And I would much rather that kids be weaned on legal free sites like Wattpad where writers can choose to participate or not (and the level of that participation), than to be tempted over to the “free” pirate sites.

  28. You know, I’ve had a novella posted on my WordPress site and it doesn’t get much traffic. I’ve been playing around with the Wattpad idea and signed up a couple months ago, but I think I’m going to go ahead and put it up there. Why not?

      1. I didn’t hear about any changes. Can you remember the gist? The only work I have up there are (a) the free PDF of Let’s Get Digital which has been released under a Creative Commons License, and (b) an eight chapter sample of my new book.

      2. I found what you are talking about. It seems that Scribd have put up a paywall (since late summer) if you want to access older documents. It seems you can only access those documents if you either (a) pay or (b) upload something yourself. I was not aware of this as I never see this paywall, having uploaded documents to the site. None of this revenue is shared with the authors of the documents.

        Here is a blog post explaining the changes: http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/08/scribdcom-gets-greedy.html

        And here is a counterpoint, saying (more or less) it’s not such a big deal: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100921/03371711089/expectations-matter-even-if-you-re-not-a-customer.shtml

        Thanks Paolo – I’ll add a note to the bottom of the article.

  29. I’ve been on Wattpad for close to 2 years now. I haven’t done a lot with it simply because of the “you vote for me and I’ll vote for you” mentality. It’s almost like a teen’s version of authonomy.

    1. There does seem to be that aspect to it, but I’m deliberately avoiding any of that. I’m not interested in trading votes for work or any of that, but gaining (genuine) new readers.

      From my limited time on the site so far, “complete” work seems to do far better than samples – even if they are shorter pieces.

  30. Very cool. Thanks for the information Dave. I like to notion that there is a place out there giving away reading materials and that Kids are consuming it. Another site offering public domain works is http://www.manybooks.net Similar concept, digital books for a variety of e-readers. Free. Read On!

  31. Will be interesting to see how that goes…. Without them promoting you, Wattpad can be good for numbers of reads (esp in combo with Twitter) but takes a deal of activity on the site to keep it going. I liked the site and thought the more supportive groups were lovely – and there are some wonderful writers shaping up there as well – but I found it ate a lot of time that i couldn’t spare.
    With promo, though, that could be just fantastic! Fingers crossed!

    1. I take your point. They haven’t started promoting me yet, and I don’t really know what that will entail exactly. I’ve seen a couple of things they have lined up at the start, but that’s about it. But as they haven’t started promoting me yet, I can see the kind of benefits you would get without their support. I haven’t done any networking on the site or anything like that, but I’ve already picked up some new readers from it. I’ll be very interested to see what can happen with their help.

      If I was writing YA or paranormal stuff, I wouldn’t think twice about putting stuff up there (even without their backing).

  32. The kids are usually right, actually. 🙂

    I’ve been playing around with wattpad, posting non-fiction (writing tutorials) and just a teaser for my fiction. I hope to post some short stories on there eventually, and perhaps one of my novels once I’m ready to go free with it (not there yet).

    Very interesting to see you on there too, since I didn’t immediately think of you as targeting YA!

    1. I don’t imagine for one second that I am going to knock any YA or paranormal romance stuff off the top of the Wattpad charts. But when I was a teenager, I enjoyed historical fiction. I know I was very much in the minority, and I’m pretty sure that hasn’t changed. My stuff is niche, and will be especially so in the Wattpad community, but out of millions of kids, there are going to be a *lot* of potential readers in any niche – even mine.

      And anyway, what have I got to lose? I’m not reaching kids as it is, so if this brings me one new reader (which it already has), it’s a win.

      1. David, I think you’re bold for being on Wattpad (and for other reasons as well!). I wish you much luck. And people underestimate teens all the time. I think a lot of teen readers (especially boys) read adult fiction. (And adults are reading YA; so funny.)

    2. Sue, if you haven’t already, get the opening chapters of Open Minds on there. A perfect match. Top quality original YA on one of the top platforms.

      Our St. Mallory’s YA series will certainly be taking a ride when the time is right.

      1. Mark – Open Minds is already up! I think I’ve gotten a few sales, but it’s hard (impossible) to track. I know several of the Indelible authors are on there as well. I think it’s a great place to be! 🙂

      2. David,
        No no, don’t point Miriam there, we like having her over at Protagonize (which is a smaller, less heard of psudo equivalent to Wattpad, or so it sounds.) Although given how prolific that girl is, she could probably do both. :}

        And back to Mark. really? Well now I guess I’ll have to go over and check it out. I can’t not support my best friends Charley and Miriam!

        :} Cathryn

      1. Paolo- I know this question is from last year but for anyone else who’s reading wattpad does except non-fiction (maybe they didn’t in 2012, not sure). Just read an essay on their earlier today, and it was quite popular.

  33. I’d never heard of this but think i will give it a download. I think it’s a great idea, especially if you’re self publishing. I suppose one of the benefits of not having a publishing house dictating things means you can do things like this. Like you say exposure for you here will be great and will probably more than outweigh any lost revenue

    Sounds like a great platform, good luck with your writing on there

    Matt (Turndog Millionaire)

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