How useful is Wattpad as a marketing platform? I am about to find out.

Near the end of November 2014, I joined the Wattpad site to see if it would be a useful tool for connecting with readers. I uploaded a few chapters each from my novel, my self-publishing manual, and a work in progress. I was active for about a month on the site but work took over and I admittedly dropped off the radar. Then out of the blue I received an email at the end of March from Wattpad with an invitation to feature my novel, Baby Jane. “Featured” is a Read More …

Wattpad: New opportunity or new time sink?

UPDATED November 27, 2014 With all the hype around Wattpad with its 35 million users worldwide, it seems time to get on board. I had previously ignored the site, largely because it is built on the all-too-tedious model of authors providing free content while the site owners make a fortune off advertising revenue. (Dear Wattpad: why can’t you share ad revenue like YouTube? An author with thousands, sometimes millions, of reads is making you a LOT of money — don’t you think it’s time you shared? But I digress.) For Read More …