But the amount of hate that a couple of authors are receiving for there works being turned into a Paid Story. This especially applies with the big authors.
For example, last year was Tayxwriter and her story got into the beta program, had millions of reads. She ended up getting bombarded with hate after her story got into the program. Thankfully, that hate has died down on her end.
But now there’s more and more big stories from popular authors being put into the program with millions of reads and the authors are getting hate for it. For no reason.
For starters, if I recall, it’s their choice to choose whether or not they want to put their story into the program. Someone clarify if this is true.
Secondly, because these certain stories are paid, people must not realize that there’s still MILLIONS of stories on Wattpad that are FREE.
I literally came across a comment saying that they’re going to delete the app JUST because a story that they’ve wanted to read is now paid.
Another thing is the fact that people call the authors who are part of the program “money hungry” or “greedy” due to this. Wattpad is a company and a business, the site generates ad revenue and other types of revenue due to this.
But the fact that authors are getting called greedy due to this is ridiculous, especially when they have other stories on their profile that are FREE to read.
Now, I’ll admit, with some of the stories that were added to the paid program, their were ones that I’ve read entirely before they became part of it, and ones that I didn’t. Did I feel bad about it? Yeah, but eventually I got over it and went for something else on the site to read.
And also, these big authors And such decided to have their story be part of the program because they want to possibly have their career expand as a writer and get paid for their hard work they put into it.
Imagine if your story gets picked up for being a paid story. I would be excited for it, since I’d get paid for my hard work on it as well. That and it could boost a possible author career for someone in the future.
So yeah, this was a long venting rant of sorts, but the problem with this would be the community and backlash/hate authors are getting on their books becoming paid stories.