Wattpad is a platform that serves as a literary community for readers and writers. In addition to the mobile app and the PC program, the web version also allows access to a kind of library that features works by famous and unknown writers, where users can interact in forums, follow people, participate in contests, among other possibilities.
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The platform, over the years, allowed the success stories to have even more visibility, due to partnerships signed with publishers and media companies. In 2019, Wattpad Books, the company's new division, was launched, which promises to create a new editorial production model, since the stories most read by users will be published and distributed in the North American market. Next, check out the list with everything you can do in the online version of Wattpad.
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1. Find and read books
Wattpad features a huge variety of complete books, from the most diverse genres. On the homepage of the online version, in addition to the possibility of directly finding the title or author you are looking for in the "Search" bar, you can also choose what to read by doing a search by genre, in the "Browse" section. In addition to options such as "Action", "Adventure" or "Poetry", for example, there is also a division of "Featured Stories", with the most popular and recommended books by the platform itself.
You can find stories by searching or browsing through the categories Photo: Reproduction / Wattpad
As a collaborative platform, readers can also submit their own stories. In the "Write" option, it is possible to add a story, filling in information such as title, description, main characters, genre, target audience, among others, in addition to sending a cover. For each published chapter, the author can also add an illustrative image or video and make revisions or corrections in parts of the narrative easily.
The user can send his own story after filling in some data about it Photo: Reproduction / Wattpad
3. Interact with other readers
In addition to commenting on publications and sending private messages, the site offers discussion forums, located in the "Community" tab. The page is divided into sections and subsections so that users around the world can locate themselves according to their interests. In this space you can discuss your story, ask someone to create a cover for your new book, offer translation help, ask for feedback on your story, debate about the publishing industry, among other topics.
In the "Community" session, users from all over the world can interact on different topics. Photo: Reproduo / Wattpad
4. Follow people and pages
As a social network, Wattpad also offers the option of following other accounts. This makes it easier to keep up to date on authors and pages you like to follow, receiving notifications of your activities in your news feed. To do this, after logging in to the PC version, just go to the account profile and check the "Follow" option.
The PC version also offers the option "Follow" in the users profile Photo: Reproduo / Wattpad
5. Participate in contests and prizes
In 2011, Wattpad introduced its official contest on the platform, "The Wattys", which chooses the best stories in each genre. The award takes place annually and all users with published content can participate. There are also contests created by the users themselves, which can generate prizes for the winners. To find open contests for members from around the world, just go to "Writing" on the home page and then "Writing contests". You can also find, in the search for the site, Brazilian profiles of contests for diversions, some even focused on specific genres.
In the section "Writing Contests" the user can find a list of open and closed competitions Photo: Reproduo / Wattpad
6. Subscribe to the Premium version
Recently, Wattpad included the Premium modality, which promises an experience without ads, bonus coins when buying coin packs – made by the application – and personalized themes. To check values and access the service, just click on "Become Premium" on the homepage of the web version.
On the web version it is also possible to get a Premium subscription Photo: Reproduction / Wattpad