Social activity is the key to success on Wattpad. Even if your stories aren’t getting much traction yet, you can always sell yourself and get engaged with the community. Making friends is one of the best ways to gain readership because friends read friends’ stories. It also helps you forge connections that can be beneficial in a business sense. You might receive valuable advice or become connected with members of broad communities who can give you their support.
It's not uncommon for writers on Wattpad to be contacted by external publishers or third-party platforms as their stories continue to grow and develop a strong readership.
We always encourage writers to conduct thorough research when contacted by someone claiming to be an agent, editor, or publisher.
Tips on researching a publisher or agent
When you post your work on Wattpad, it opens the door to an intimacy between writer and reader you can’t get anywhere else. It’s why everyday, publishers and writers from all over the world use Wattpad to connect with fans and story enthusiasts. Whatever your genre of choice, there’s a built-in community waiting for you.
Our audience is connected and eager to share content that resonates with them. Plus, readers make up 90% of the Wattpad community - which means for every writer, there are ten readers. We like those odds.
Wattpad’s community of story-lovers is global, and spends over 15 billion minutes a month engaged with content found exclusively on Wattpad. That’s a lot of potential minutes for people to get hooked on your story, and a huge opportunity to expand your reach.
When you release your work on Wattpad one chapter at a time, you’re rewarded with continual encouragement and real-time feedback from a growing audience, excited to join you for the ride.
You can write and edit your work on Wattpad any time, anywhere, and on any device. Which means any spur-of-the-moment edits and ideas can be implemented ASAP.