I made a post on this on my Instagram a few days ago. I have been wondering about this for a while now since I’m writing a YA series set in the 2000s. My target demograph for this particular series is 15-35, which is both Gen Z and the Millennials (my generation).
I’ve been on Wattpad for almost a decade now, and I’m still not Wattpad famous despite. Yet the main audience here are teenagers. I just recently joined Tapas, and started uploading a new version of my series. The audience seems to be a little bit of teens and adults. I have been seriously considering publishing the final version of my series on Amazon. But based on what I’ve seen on my Instagram feed, there seems to be mainly adults who mainly write adult fiction and romance. They’re around my age group, but my series doesn’t just have romance in it, and it’s both a YA and a New Adult series.
Also, I get everyone is trying to save money. Myself included, but I do believe indie authors should be supported. Of course, I could just go the a traditional route, but I don’t want to lose control over my content. I also suggested to make my own website or platform, but that would mean starting from scratch and attempt to heavily promote it. I don’t have the time and energy to do that.
So what do you all think? I know all three are paid platforms, though I like Tapas the best when it comes to paid content. I want to reach this age group effectively, but I’m not sure.