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  1. Matt – thanks for this excellent and informative post. You definitely have me thinking!!! I love the idea of what Wattpad, especially, can offer. I will be looking into this more.

  2. Anita Larrison

    Matt, This was very informative, i recently put my new ebook out on wattpad to test it. Its doing well on wattpad 151 reads within one week. and several nice comments. Thank you for writing this article i understand more now about how wattpad works and how it can help aspiring authors like myself. Lessons in Blood is doing great!

    • Thanks, Anita. I’m so glad you found it useful. As I noted above, I’ve since pulled my fantasy titles from Wattpad to comply with KDP Select’s exclusivity clause, but I’m not blowing smoke when I say I believe it’s a very viable way of getting your work noticed…and it looks like your results bear that out. I’m sure Wattpad didn’t work as well for me as it could have simply because I didn’t get more involved.

      One word of advice: I got simliar numbers to yours in the first week or two, and then things tapered off as I slipped off “New” lists. Make sure you jump into comments, discussions, and forums to keep the energy up!

  3. This is an excellent little post. It’s useful, it’s concise, it’s written well, and it has an update!

    It was very helpful, thanks.

    • Hi Kolembo – Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you found it helpful! I think services like Wattpad are going to be, if not the wave of the future, at least a chunk of it as intellectual property moves from a “buy-and-ownership” mentality to a “rental” mentality. It’ll be exciting to watch!

  4. When uploading onto Scribd, you can click “private document”. Then, when you are sure it’s just the way you want, you can save it as a “public document.” Also, you can always upload a revised version to replace a previous one.

    I’ve been writing with Scribed for a couple of years in addition to my blog and it works well for me because I write non-fiction and fiction for adults and children. But, I can see how Wattpad could be useful for someone writing in a specific genre such as YA or adult.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with both.

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