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    Wattpad

    Discussion in 'Electronic Publishing' started by PGWhyte, Sep 29, 2016.

    Has anyone used it?

    I am tempted to upload a chapter or two, get some reviews etc.
    Good idea?

    Phil
     
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    I checked it out and quickly retreated. It's just another slush pile.
     
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    Thanks for the insight, I'll put that idea way down the pecking order ha.
     
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    What are you goals? If you're just looking for someone to read your stuff, it might be a useful site?
     
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    Why not? If you have your stuff somehow copyrighted (just to be on the safe side), you got nothing to lose by uploading a chapter or two. I view it as free promotion. Why not? Just don't forget to mention it right from the start that you are only uploading a sample. It's respectful to the readers. At some point, I think that I'll be doing the same. I crave some love from readers, since so far the only two people that view my work from time to time are heartless sadists. :p
     
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    Mainly, yeh. Its no where near completion yet although the first few chapters are pretty much ready. I want to start building a following and generate interest for when its complete.
     
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    Oh no....copyright. dang, best look into that.
     
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    I think that it's best if you waited until you're finished with it, or at least when it's nearing it's end. If you are taking it seriously as a promotion medium though, do not make the same mistake everyone else there does. Do not upload a rough. Upload the edited, finished writing.
     
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    Thank you for the advice, going to be a while then, editors appear expensive grrr
     
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    I signed up a few years ago. Visit that site and update my stories occasionally.
     
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    Your work is "copyrighted" the moment you create it, at least in the U.S. and U.K., and many other countries (Berne signatories). If you're in the U.S., a registration makes sense within three months of your publication date.
     
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    From what I've read (as I said, I didn't spend long on the site...) Wattpad isn't the right place for that goal. The people there, on the whole, aren't interested in giving free feedback or being marketed to: they want free, entire books. By giving them a few chapters and telling them they'll have to wait and pay for the rest, all you'll do is annoy them. I think many Wattpad users won't even start reading a novel until it's all on the site, having been burned.

    This is second-hand info as I said.
     

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