Question About Wattpad

5 years ago | eventoe (Member)

If you post a story of Wattpad, does the site gain exclusive posting rights to your story like Jukepop does? What I mean is, can you post something on Wattpad that's also posted on fanfiction.net, wordpress, etc?

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  1. SgL (Member)

    Posted 5 years ago

    You can post stuff elsewhere. Several of us have been doing it for some time.
    As for ownership/exclusion --
    see http://www.wattpad.com/terms

    C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Wattpad.com, you hereby grant Wattpad.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Wattpad.com Website and its affiliates. You also hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your User Submissions and grant each user of the Wattpad.com Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website. You understand and agree, however, that Wattpad.com may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted.

    It is very easy to remove/delete works . Also there is a "fan only" setting that allows you show content only to people who mark themselves as a "follower (formerly "fan")

  2. Auto-nin (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    I am curious of Wattpad as someone mention it in my intro thread. How is Wattpad, with uploading and posting content?

  3. Taulsn (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    It's easy to upload/post, but you're going to need a good cover and be very active with the social aspect to get many readers.

  4. Auto-nin (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    I understand the social aspect from what I learned from the other threads of Wattpad, hence the question on just uploading and posting content. In fact, I don't mind the social aspects as the reason why I am thinking about trying Wattpad is those aspects. Fanfiction.net means of social connection... is awkward at best. I don't mind bringing in new fans for fanfiction, but would like to better interact with the fans I do have and let them know what is going on without putting authornotes and chapter notices in my work stories. At least with a blog or Wordpress site you can give separate the chapters to be elsewhere in a collection where readers can enjoy the story without having to read those as I can keep those updates on the main page. So, I might go check it out now.

  5. SgL (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    It's MUCh friendlier than fanfiction.net if that's what concerns you.

    I don't think Wattpad is hard to use from the perspective of uploading/posting. It does very well with uploading word files or copying/pasting from anything with a RTF backbone. It takes me only a fe wminutes to clean things off.

    To qualify that -- I mean that I take the same source file I copy into wordpress from Word or Google Docs and paste it into Wattpad and adjust spaces. It's not a major effort although Word is a better source than Google Docs (which introduces extra carriage returns).

    It's also easy to fix things within the native client if you need to (like a typo).

  6. Emma (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    I've recently started using Wattpad to post my serial story that's already on my blog. It really does require dedication to the social aspect of it if you want to gain readers, and, unlike a blog, you can post ads, so you can't monetize it at all. But it's a good platform if you just want to build an audience.

    As far as posting, I write my posts in Word and copy/paste it in. For my blog, I put a line of space between each paragraph. On Wattpad, I've discovered if I use normal formatting in my word document (new line and a tab to start paragraphs) I don't have any spacing problems.

    From a reader perspective, Wattpad is way friendlier than websites and blogs. I can flip through the pages with no interruption, and adjust font size and type, which I love :). If you take the time to commit to the social aspect, it seems like you can gain followers (which hopefully turn into readers) fairly quickly.

  7. Auto-nin (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    Thanks, SgL and Emma. That's sounds a lot better than Fanfiction.net. Fanfiction.net has been driving me nuts with formatting(taking an hour sometimes) when I been uploading into the doc manager to prep the chapter for launch. And that's from Libre Office, the best program to upload from...At least in the past. Add the fact it is reader friendly is another plus.

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