How To Get 18 Million People to Read Your Book – Before It’s Published!
By A. Yamina Collins | August 15, 2013 2 Comments
This blog keeps breaking down lately, disappearing at times what with all of the updates I am doing, so I must apologize to you readers who have come here and found it, well, blank.
In the meantime, I have continued reading and writing and searching the internet for all delicious news that is literary.
One of the most interesting stories I came across recently was about author Brittany Geragotelis. Her book “Life’s A Witch” is on sale now but previously it received 18 millions views on Wattpad before it was ever published!
18 million (actually, as of this writing it is up to 21 million)!
I don’t know how those numbers will translate into eventual sales for Mrs. Geragotelis, but I know she can’t be hurting.
My question is, how does an author even get 18 million people to read their work on Wattpad? If anyone has any clever, amusing or inspiring stories they want to share about their Wattpad experience, please feel free to do so right here, on Yaminatoday. Oave noticed about Mrs. Geragotelis is
a). she has been a member on the site for 3 years. So being a constant presence probably helps and—
b.) she has several stories uploaded on the site, many of them under 100 pages
Wattpad, in case you don’t know, is a communal site for sharing and discovering stories. There is, numbers wise, some fierce competition on the site to get readers attention. According to Wattpad itself, there are over 10 million new stories on the site, and millions more added each month.
Part of me is depressed when I hear this, and another part of me is inspired.
I get depressed because I think ‘I will never stand out; there are too many people in the game’. But then I get inspired when I realize what an opportunity this is for so many writer to have their literary voices heard. And if a little competition is going to scare me away, then I don’t need to be in this business anyway.
Competition is good. And rather than compare myself to others, I (well, writers everywhere really) need to focus on my own unique voice and just be the best me I can be.
So get out there and share your stories everyone. And good luck!