Sunday, September 26, 2010

Former Scribd Authors Invited to Join Wattpad's Social Writing Community

Writers of fiction and poetry who are dissatisfied with recent changes to Scribd policies are invited to experience Wattpad, the world's most popular eBook community. Last month, Scribd introduced a program where older files are automatically placed behind a pay wall that readers must pay Scribd in order to access – a move many authors likened to profiting on content without the writer's consent and contrary to the principle of open access. Authors of fiction and poetry who would like to provide free access to their work are encouraged to visit Wattpad's social reading platform.

Wattpad is a viral space for authors to interact with the millions of readers from around the world that visit Wattpad every month. Stories posted to Wattpad are automatically made available on over 1,000 eReaders and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android phones. Content shared on Wattpad remains the sole property of the author.

"Respecting writers' copyright and giving them 100% control of their own content has always been one of Wattpad's core values," says Allen Lau, CEO and Co-founder of Wattpad. "Writers who post their work on Wattpad benefit from complete transparency as well as the opportunity to connect with readers in a more interactive and meaningful way"

Also known as "YouTube for eBooks + Facebook/Twitter for Writers", Wattpad is a friendly writing and reading community that allows professional authors, self-published writers and writing hobbyists to market their work and engage with readers on a variety of device platforms. Authors interested in moving their work to Wattpad and who require any assistance can contact Wattpad at