Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wattpad Runs Major Promotion Featuring 72 Smashwords Romance Authors

Smashwords and Wattpad today launched a multi-week promotional feature at Wattpad that showcases 74 books by 72 Smashwords authors in the categories of contemporary romance, new adult romance and paranormal romance.

The promotion will run across three elements of the the Wattpad platform:  1.  The Wattpad web site.  2.  Wattpad's After Dark  app for iOS and Android.  3.   The general Wattpad app iOS and Android.

You can view the promotion now on the web at https://www.wattpad.com/user/Romance  and will roll out soon to the apps mentioned above.  Direct links to each catalog:

Contemporary Romance
New Adult Romance
Paranormal Romance

More than 40 million people visit Wattpad each month to read, write and publish.  The featured titles are all series starters.  Each series starter will be serialized at Wattpad for the free enjoyment of Wattpad readers.  Participating Smashwords authors will receive significant exposure to thousands of new readers, some of whom will go on to purchase the next books in the series at Smashwords retail partners including iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the Smashwords store.

Several bestselling Smashwords authors - including Kirsty Moseley and Natasha Preston - used Wattpad to reach millions of readers via free serialization before commercially publishing and distributing their final books at Smashwords.  Not only is Wattpad a great place for new writers to build audience before they publish at Smashwords, it's a great place for veteran Smashwords authors to reach more readers.

My thanks to Wattpad for presenting our authors with such an unprecedented opportunity to build readership.   Today's promotion marks a milestone of sorts.  Yesterday was the four year anniversary of a Smashwords partnership with Wattpad that began four years ago.  I've always been an incredible fan of Wattpad and the people who run it, and I hope this will be the first of many new merchandising collaborations for Smashwords authors across all genres.

Smashwords authors:  If you're not already on Wattpad, here's a good FAQ that explains how to get started.   Like Smashwords, Wattpad is a free service.  Once you have your Wattpad account set up, you can add cross links between your Wattpad profile page and your Smashwords profile page (where readers can purchase your books!).  To add a link from your Wattpad account to your Smashwords page, at Wattpad click on your account name in the upper right portion of the screen, then click Settings.  To add a link on your Smashwords author page that points to your Wattpad page, at Smashwords click to Account, then click to Edit Profile.

Here's a summary of participating authors and titles, organized by category and alpha-sorted by first name:

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE



Adrienne Bell - The Wedding Trap
  Link to Wattpad profile

Anna Katmore - Play With Me
  Link to Wattpad profile 

AnnaLisa Grant - The Lake (The Lake Series, Book 1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Carla Krae - Kissed (My Once and Future Love Revisited #1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Chris Taylor - The Profiler
  Link to Wattpad profile

DW Cee - Indelible Love (Emily's Story)
  Link to Wattpad profile

E. L. Todd - Only For You
  Link to Wattpad profile

Elizabeth Reyes - Forever Mine
  Link to Wattpad profile

K.F. Breene - Back in the Saddle
  Link to Wattpad profile

Lacey Weatherford - Crush
  Link to Wattpad profile

Leeanna Morgan - Forever Dreams
  Link to Wattpad profile

Lili Saint Germain - Seven Sons
  Link to Wattpad profile

Liz Fielding - Wild Justice
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Lorhainne Eckhart - The Forgotten Child
  Link to Wattpad profile

Max Henry - Devil You Know
  Link to Wattpad profile

Max Henry - Pistol
  Link to Wattpad profile

Mia Dymond - Leather, Lace & Rock-N-Roll
  Link to Wattpad profile

Morgan Rayne - A Different Kind of Fairy Tale
  Link to Wattpad profile

Natalie Anderson - Breathe for Me
  Link to Wattpad profile

R.L. Mathewson - Playing for Keeps
  Link to Wattpad profile

Ranae Rose - Hot Ink
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Ruth Ann Nordin - Suddenly a Bride
  Link to Wattpad profile

Sydney Landon - Pierced
  Link to Wattpad profile

T Gephart - A Twist of Fate
  Link to Wattpad profile

Tracy Ellen - A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Verna Clay - Dream Kisses
  Link to Wattpad profile



 NEW ADULT ROMANCE

 


Addison Moore - 3:AM Kisses
  Link to Wattpad profile

Alicia Michaels - V-Card
  Link to Wattpad profile

Alyssa Rose Ivy - The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
  Link to Wattpad profile

AM Hudson - Bound
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Bethany Lopez - 8 Weeks
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CJ Duggan - The Boys of Summer
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Demelza Carlton - Ocean's Justice
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G.J. Walker-Smith - Saving Wishes
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Jamie Magee - See
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Jennifer Snyder - Break You
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Kahlen Aymes - Famous
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Lilliana Anderson - A Beautiful Struggle (Beautiful Series Book 1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith - Breakaway
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Natasha Preston - Silence
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Nicola Marsh - Before
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Penny Reid - Attraction
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Rachel Van Dyken - Tear: A Seaside Novel
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Sabrina Stark - Unbelonging
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Samantha Young - Into the Deep
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Tawdra Kandle - The Last One
  Link to Wattpad profile

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 


Alyssa Rose Ivy - Flight (The Crescent Chronicles#1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Amy Miles - Forbidden
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Barbara Bretton - Somewhere in Time
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Belinda Boring - The Mystic Wolves
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Bianca D'Arc - Tales of the Were: Grif
  Link to Wattpad profile

Brandy L Rivers - Nights Embrace
  Link to Wattpad profile

Brenda K. Davies - Awakened (The Vampire Awakenings Series, Book 1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

C.J. Archer - The Wrong Girl
  Link to Wattpad profile

Caroline Hanson - Love is Darkness
  Link to Wattpad profile

Caryn Moya Block - Alpha's Mate
  Link to Wattpad profile

Christie Rich - Five (Elemental Enmity Book I)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Claire Farrell - Soul
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E.B. Brown - The Legend of the Bloodstone
  Link to Wattpad profile

Elise Marion - The Guardians
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Erica Stevens - Captured (The Captive Series, Book 1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Laura Harner - Highland Shift
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Lynnie Purcell - Grey Haven (The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 1)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Maree Anderson - The Crystal Warrior
  Link to Wattpad profile

Melissa Haag - Hope(less)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Melissa Wright - Bound by Prophecy
  Link to Wattpad profile

Nicky Charles - The Mating
  Link to Wattpad profile

R. E. Butler - Mate of Her Heart (Wilde Creek One)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Rachel Higginson - Reckless Magic
  Link to Wattpad profile

S. E. Smith - Tink's Neverland: Cosmos' Gateway Book 1
  Link to Wattpad profile

Sarah Woodbury - Daughter of Time
  Link to Wattpad profile

Scott Prussing - Breathless
  Link to Wattpad profile

Teresa Gabelman - Damon (The Protectors)
  Link to Wattpad profile

Victoria Danann - My Familiar Stranger
  Link to Wattpad profile

Please join me in congratulating these fine authors for their inclusion in this promotion.  If you're a romance reader, please share this page with your friends so they can start discovering these awesome indie romance authors!








5 comments:

Maree Anderson said...

Thank you to Mark and the Smashwords team for organizing this promo--so excited to be a part of it! I've been a huge fan of Wattpad for many years; it's a wonderful community, and the support I've personally received from fans and followers has been fantastic. Huge congrats to all the other romance authors participating in this promo! (Off to follow y'all now....)

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks so much Mark for creating another great opportunity for authors to find new readers. You are such a star!

Carla Krae said...

Thrilled to be included and looking forward to getting to know new readers.

Andrew McBurnie said...

A big advantage of Wattpad is its "instrumentation": you get to see not only how many reads you're getting day by day, but in particular you get to see, chapter by chapter, how many people finish each chapter. This is very valuable feedback, enabling the author to see where they could, perhaps, restructure or improve their work.
The demographics information, in particular the % reads country by country are fascinating.
Another other feature, where readers "vote" for particular chapters, they like, is also useful. Wattpad readers also frequently point out typos and other errors, which I have found helpful.

Mark Coker said...

Andrew, thanks for sharing this insight. I think it'll be helpful to authors considering how they might get the most out of Wattpad. Thanks!