Saturday, July 6, 2019

Re-engineering Success, Tapread & Wattpad

In my last post, I wrote about my realised failures. So, what does this author need to do to overcome this?

Aside from continuing to write there is also continuing to learn and appreciate varied opportunities and surprise gift moments.

Surprise Gift #1

Tapread.com gave me a pleasant surprise when I felt at my lowest as an author.

When I turned up to their site and saw my cover on their front page as a recommendation, I was gobsmacked. At first, I didn't realise it. 
I'm extremely grateful that they gave my book a chance and moment of glory.  Means a lot.

About Tapread.com

This online story sharing site is a bit of a silent quality player being new to the global content story market. 

I feel they are approaching their position in the right way, boosting a quality catalogue rather than relying on quantity and allowing us to add our stories to their site. 

Their site is sleek and provides a premium quality vibe.  Although their rating/review system is exactly the same as Webnovel.com's, since they don't offer coin incentives for having one posted, the reviews are genuine feedback.

I must admit the translation teams they use are high class, ensuring premium quality to the stories.  Although, there are some grammar imperfections, they're not any more than an anglophone who makes mistakes upon first posting.

If readers enjoy Chinese and now a line up of western original novels, Tapread.com is definitely a place to try out for these.


Surprise Gift #2

Wattpad gave me a pleasant surprise as well by inviting me to be an Ambassador with them, which I readily accepted.

I had to go through some training, but it has been worth it's price in gold.  I've fallen in love with the place all over again and appreciate them more.

About Wattpad.com

If writers ever felt they were telling their story alone and to an iceberg, they would fair well at Wattpad.

It is the only content sharing site I know where there is a solid and positive community presence.  I think Royal Road comes close.  I feel Wattpad has a more inclusiveness and appreciation of people from all walks of like.  They embrace diversity like it's air to breathe.  After having some time away, I came back really appreciating this fact. 

Now, I'm going to give it my best at being one of their Ambassadors.  I aim not to let them down.


Happy Kitty.

So, whilst my last post was a pity cry. I decided to turn this around and appreciate the gifts I have recently received.

All life is a chase of up and down glory moments.  That's what makes living fun.


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