That is the title of a Galley Cat article published today. Needless to say, I had to read the article and I HAD to share. I saw it in an email I receive daily from mediabistro.com. Apparently there is a 15 year-old girl in London sharing her fiction work on a site called Wattpad who's logged 6.5 million reads. Her name is Abigail Gibbs and she has 4,638 fans as of a minute ago when I looked. It seems she is posting a chapter at a time and her fans are snapping it up.
I say, "You go girl!"
But, I have several questions, and here's where my newbie-ness (i.e. ignorance) is showing.
1) Does Abigail get paid for these reads? I clicked on her work and accessed it for free so I think that answer would be NO.
2) If not, can she ever make any money on this work now that she is self-published on a free site? I mean, would a publisher pick up a work like this?
It seems counter-intuitive. But that's just me. Can you guys enlighten me?
Thanks for helping a sister out! Olivia