It’s time for not just another update, but the update.
We’ve talked in the past about the Wattpad Next Beta being successful from a reader and writer response. I’ve also said there would be a shift away from a beta to an official version as part of it becoming a staple of the Wattpad experience.
With that, I introduce the new name: Paid Stories.
With it, come a few changes within the product you’ll find that help better explain the program, on what coins mean exactly or what a paid story is and how it works.
The name is meant as a more accurate reflection of what’s going on on Wattpad by being as clear as possible. It’s hard for me to come up with more to say about it other than it is what it is, and that was the point.
From here on you’ll always hear us refer to it as Paid Stories. You can officially mark the Wattpad Next Beta lifetime as Oct 2018-March 2019.
However, this doesn’t mean the program is done and set in stone. You’ll continue to see changes over time, both to the product and also more stories and writers will continue to be added. It also means the many prior discussions, such as tipping and alternate payments, are still on our minds, even if not currently part of Paid Stories.
It also means prior updates are still intact. Applications are still open and you can still apply here.
And you can always check out the website: www.wattpad.com/paidstories
My future posts and discussions in this space are going to focus more on the content in Paid Stories and the editorial coaching system. General updates to the product will continue rolling on, you can also check overall updates on the website. Almost all of the discussions and questions people ask are around the content and stories anyways because we’re all here for stories. Makes sense.