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The writer's guide to Wattpad : the comprehensive guide to building & sustaining a successful career / edited by Benjamin Sobieck.

Contributor(s): Sobieck, Benjamin [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781440352935; 1440352933.Other title: Write's guide to Wattpad.Subject(s): Wattpad (Electronic resource) | Authorship -- Technique | Authorship -- Marketing | Online social networks | Self-publishingDDC classification: 808.02 Summary: "Wattpad is the destination for a whole new paradigm in 21st-century publishing. This online storytelling community is where 65 million monthly users (and counting) can read or post entire novels, short stories, fanfiction, poems, and more. In return for posting this content for free on the Wattpad website and app, writers can build a platform of passionate readers, better their chances at a contract with a publisher or agent, earn money through branded campaigns, and engage with their audiences in innovative ways. To help you take full advantage of these opportunities, Wattpad staff, Stars, and Ambassadors created this guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through the platform"-- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Engage with the Next Generation of Writers!

Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work.

The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform.

In The Writer's Guide to Wattpad , you'll learn how to: Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design. Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform. Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere. Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like. Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer's Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide.

Includes index.

"Wattpad is the destination for a whole new paradigm in 21st-century publishing. This online storytelling community is where 65 million monthly users (and counting) can read or post entire novels, short stories, fanfiction, poems, and more. In return for posting this content for free on the Wattpad website and app, writers can build a platform of passionate readers, better their chances at a contract with a publisher or agent, earn money through branded campaigns, and engage with their audiences in innovative ways. To help you take full advantage of these opportunities, Wattpad staff, Stars, and Ambassadors created this guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through the platform"-- Back cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Getting Started (p. 7)
  • 1 Why Wattpad Works (p. 8)
  • 2 How Wattpad Works (p. 16)
  • 3 The Writing Process and Wattpad (p. 22)
  • 4 Preparing Your Writing for Wattpad (p. 34)
  • 5 Design a Great Wattpad Cover for less than the Price of Lunch (p. 43)
  • 6 Creatign Usernames and Crafting a Wattpad Identity (p. 53)
  • Part 2 Crafting Your Platform (p. 63)
  • 7 Taking the Leap; Publishing Yours Story (p. 64)
  • 8 When and why to Chance a Story (p. 76)
  • 9 Interacting with Readers: Your other Job as a Writer (p. 84)
  • 10 Turbocharge Storytelling with Multimedia (p. 95)
  • 11 10 Secrets to Getting Reads, Votes, and Comments (p. 107)
  • 12 Plug into other Social Media Platforms to Maximize Wattpad (p. 116)
  • 13 Network with other Wattpad Writers to Build Communities (p. 123)
  • 14 Writing Outside of English (p. 132)
  • 15 Fanfiction: Wattpad's wild Frontier (p. 141)
  • Part 3 Building Your Writing Career (p. 151)
  • 16 Define Success, or it'll Define You (p. 152)
  • 17 Using Wattpad to Leverage Success in Traditional Publishing (p. 161)
  • 18 Selling Books Available Outside of Wattpad (p. 170)
  • 19 WATTPAD AS A tool for Advocacy (p. 179)
  • 20 The Wattpad Stars Program (p. 186)
  • 21 From Wattpad to Hollywood (p. 192)
  • 22 Win or Lose, Contests offer big Opportunities (p. 200)
  • 23 Writing for Wattpad Campaigns (p. 209)
  • 24 The Wattys: one award to rule them all (p. 216)
  • 25 Wattpad Labs: Redefining storytelling with tap by Wattpad (p. 225)
  • Part 4 Inspiration (p. 235)
  • 26 Words of Wisdom for Wattpad writers (p. 236)