Wattpad is a web-based service that allows avid readers to search for and read from a vast collection of self-published e-books.
If you've ever wondered about alternative methods of finding good reading material you wouldn't otherwise find in a local bookstore, Wattpad has you covered. The same goes for people who find themselves a bit short on cash but itching to dive into an engrossing new read.
Wattpad offers ebooks written by both professional and aspiring authors. Similar to Authonomy and Inkpop, Wattpad's primary difference is about eighty percent of its members are readers as opposed to aspiring authors. The community feel is consequently a little different. As a member of Wattpad, you can browse through a variety of different novel genres and read finished and unfinished works. Wattpad also lets you review or comment on specific chapters and author's home pages, as well as become their fan and receive notifications whenever new updates are published on the site. It's a great way to connect with other readers and also interact with your favorite, newly-discovered authors.
Wattpad also lets you personalize your profile, add your own writing samples and broadcast messages to your fans, all with a few simple clicks.
If you're looking for a fun and easy way to find new reading material, give Wattpad a try.