From what I read on the Wattpad forums, the best way to get noticed is to be sociable and active on the website such as reading other people's stories and commenting on them, and being active in the forums.abhi said:Perhaps you should be more positive.
You wrote: Most languish in anonymity on there, amongst all the fanfic.
In the other thread also you wrote: It's hard to get noticed.
Let me know if this seems out of turn.
However, whatever you believe in will manifest in your life. So if you keep believing 'I could never get noticed. This could never happen to me.' Then it won't.
On the other hand, you could figure out WHAT led to people being noticed and do those same things.
on the other thread the writer has very helpfully mentioned what worked for him. Why not try that instead of thinking 'it could not happen for you'.
I've never participated in the forums, so it's not essential. But I do interact with my readers and fans as much as I reasonably can.RM Prioleau said:From what I read on the Wattpad forums, the best way to get noticed is to be sociable and active on the website such as reading other people's stories and commenting on them, and being active in the forums.
Another wattpad success story is Abigail Gibbs, who went by the user name Canse12. She recently secured a six figure sum with HarperCollins for her vampire novel 'The Dark Heroine.'whatdanwrote said:Another woman who goes by Britthebookslayer got a three book deal off her wattpad book, "What the Spell." That's the only other one I know, though there may have been more.
I love that site, it's lots of fun.
Is that KDP in general or KDP Select specifically? If the first, then: bummer. But if the second, I can see that as reasonable if it's in the contract somewhere.cekilgore said:I'm just getting started again on Wattpad ( http://www.wattpad.com/user/cekilgore ) after a stuttering trial last year, pulling my stories due to the KDP content allowance confusion (which I now have in writing from KDP as being allowed to post 20% of a manuscript that is part of KDP)
Wattpad reminds me of a really beefed-up fanfiction.net, but I see a larger number of original works (which is fantastic). It seems to really encourage the younger folks to write and participate. I think the crowd on Wattpad is mainly younger folks, so we will see how my more adult-geared sci-fi works out there.