Wattpad to Introduce Payment Per Month for Popular Online Writers

Wattpad to Introduce Payment Per Month for Popular Online Writers

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If you’ve never been on Wattpad before, Wattpad is essentially a free story sharing site where writers have the opportunity to write their stories and publish them on the site for others to read. Since 2006, the site has hosted millions of stories from people all over the world. With on average one thousand visits to each work, it is no wonder Wattpad has decided to extend their generosity to its users.   Every year since 2010, Wattpad holds The Watty Awards. One of the awards that is given to a writer of each genre includes the potential opportunity to sign a shopping agreement with Wattpad Studios for their …

How Social Media Is Creating a Whole New Generation of Authors

How Social Media Is Creating a Whole New Generation of Authors

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Social media has had an enormous impact on the world of marketing and creativity in the last few years. What will this mean in five years? Platforms like YouTube and Instagram have become huge influencers in the creative field. From models to animators to small businesses, everyone who’s anyone is putting their stuff on social media.   Image via PagesUnbound As a result, this is a very exciting time for aspiring authors. In 2016, a YouTuber named Sasha Alsberg, the co-author of Zenith, got her big break when a publishing house approached her about doing a book. She enlisted a fellow YouTuber and writer, Lindsey Cummings, to co-write Zenith with her and …

Netflix Announces the Sequel ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ Is in the Making

Netflix Announces the Sequel ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ Is in the Making

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Just a few months after the hit romance novel To All The Boys I Loved Before hit Netflix on August 17th, Netflix has announced that there a sequel in the making. We’re not sure yet where the sequel, PS I Still Love You, will pick up, but if you’ve watched TATBILB, you’ll know that another potential suitor has shown up at Lara Jean’s door. With Lara Jean’s love letter in one hand and a bouquet of flowers in the other, John Ambrose McClaren makes his appearance and complicates her love life with Peter Kavinsky. In just a few short months, about 80 million Netflix subscribers watched the film, based on …

Check out the Top 5 Anticipated YA Fantasy 2019 Releases!

Check out the Top 5 Anticipated YA Fantasy 2019 Releases!

December is finally here and that means there is less than a month left before New Year’s Eve. With the new year comes anticipated release dates for our favorite books and series. As any normal book lover, we mark those dates down on our phones and calendars and wait for the new year and hype to takeover. Even if all the books you planned to read in 2018 continue to sit quietly in an unkempt pile in the corner of your bedroom (and we all know we have more books in our TBR piles than we should) we still await the day …

A Christmas Carol Turns 175 Years Old

A Christmas Carol Turns 175 Years Old

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    On December 19th, 1843, a Novella, A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas or more commonly known as A Christmas Carol was published. Written by Charles Dickens and illustrated by John Leech, the famous yuletide tale this year marks its 175th anniversary.   This classic Christmas tale recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich and successful but miserly old man. On the Christmas Eve, his clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers because Scrooge refuses to spend money on coals for a fire. Scrooge’s nephew pays him a visit and invites him to an annual Christmas party he and his family are hosting, and Scrooge bitterly declines. Two …