Category Archives: Social Media

Wattpad and the book deal

Next month, Simon & Schuster will release After in the UK. After is the first book in a series by Anna Todd, and the cover boasts that the novel has already had ‘1 billion reads’. How has this book already achieved such fame? The answer is Wattpad, an online writing community Todd joined as a teenager with a passion for the boyband One Direction. Continue reading

‘Social talent’

A recent article in the Guardian inspired me two write a blog post about the future of publishing with regards to YouTubers. For those who are unsure, a ‘YouTuber’ is really anyone who uses or publishes videos on YouTube, but the label now mainly seems to refer to the stars of YouTube – Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, and Tyler Oakley to name a few. Continue reading