Is #Wattpad the way to get noticed?

Wattpad ButtonI have been a member of Wattpad for about five months now but not really active. I have read a couple of stories written by my writing friends but I haven’t posted any of my stories.

Drop in the OceanEvery Indie author faces the same problems when promoting their books and themselves as an author. You are a minute ripple in a huge ocean. Even authors savvy with social media, struggle.

#Wattpad and it’s possibilities has crept up on me in a number of ways:

The Dangerous Gift BlurbSo today I decided to complete my Wattpad profile and I am seriously considering  uploading a few chapters of The Dangerous Gift, rewritten in a serial format, short chapters with a cliffhanger ending to make people want to know what happens next.

DSCN1091Promoting published books is also possible on #Wattpad and I am interested in sharing a few pages of The Dragon Legacy and The Revenge Masquerade in this way if my publisher  Crimson Frost Books agrees.

THE REVENGE MASQ-LARGEI’m a notorious ‘sit on the fence’ person, always balancing the pros  and cons so I could do with some input from my fellow bloggers and followers on how they feel about #Wattpad.

My concerns are:

  • Will posting part of a book I am subbing to publishers damage my chances of getting it published?
  •   Will it be vulnerable to piracy?
  • I suppose my third fear is that either no-one will read it. Or if they do they won’t like it , but that is a risk a writer takes every time they publish and I’m prepared to take that risk.

So what do you think? Should I share my story with the #Wattpad community, which is reputed to be 35 million?

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2 thoughts on “Is #Wattpad the way to get noticed?

  1. Your concern that you kill your chances of placing that specific work with some publishers is valid, but in my opinion the benefits (networking, building an audience, developing a routine to get your serial work out there, etc.) outweigh that concern. Go ahead and dip your toes in the water. What’s the worst that can happen?

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