One way to share your writing with millions

As you read your favorite book, you can log on to Wattpad and see what other people think of each chapter. Credit: Colourbox
As you read your favorite book, you can log on to Wattpad and see what other people think of each chapter.
Credit: Colourbox

If your New Year’s resolution involves writing more, you might want to consider logging on to Wattpad. The online community of millions around the world shares their unpublished work and offers constructive criticism and comments on others’ stories.

And due to the volume of published books available through the site and app, users also congregate on Wattpad to talk about books they’ve recently read and to form book clubs.

The people on Wattpad aren’t just casual users; they’re invested. Overall, the Wattpad community spent more than 41 billion minutes reading and posting comments in 2012. The majority of users are under 25 and they are serious about reading and writing.

Interestingly, people are using Wattpad with their phone or tablet 85 percent of the time and roughly half of users have written a story using their phone or tablet. This shows one way story-telling has changed in the past few years.

It’s also lead to some big book deals for users. U.K. high-schooler Beth Reekles landed a multibook deal with Random House after her story, “The Kissing Booth” received over 19 million views on Wattpad.

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