Since its launch in 2006, Wattpad has successfully generated over 25 million unique visitors per month and is one of the top 5 eBook reader apps. With over 20 million books in 15 genres, using Wattpad is just like living in a digital bookstore, with your very own library and unlimited access to all sorts of free books (Yep, they're all free!). Whether its snuggling up on your living room couch or relaxing on a holiday in Seychelles, your collection of books are just as mobile as you are. The best part? The collection is not confined to the likes of 'The Three Musketeers' or 'Moby Dick' and other known classics/literary works, but extend to very contemporary books that cover all the genres such as comedy, romance, action, thriller, horror, comics, chick-lit - written by millions of young authors from all over the world.
Wattpad is not only for readers, but also a perfect social platform for those who wish to become world famous authors by publishing their stories online. By joining Wattpad, you can begin publishing books in less than five minutes to a huge audience without spending a cent. Brittany Geragotelis, author of Life's A Witch, was offered a three year agreement with Simon & Schuster after getting 19 million reads on Wattpad.
What's more, Wattpad, as what we know it, will always be free. Allen Lau, its co-founder and CEO assured its users in an interview that the company will never charge for Wattpad. "It will remain a free app forever.” That said, Wattpad has begun monetizing its services through native advertisement campaigns and with big names such as 20th Century Fox using this platform to promote its film, ' The Fault in Our Stars' being its first, Wattpad has is well on its way to becoming a household name within the literary circle.