So, here I was dropping down a link to wattpad onto one very populated forum for several months straight, and only some hours ago I received a reply from a user that only registered users can read stories.
…I have a question why this is real. I can get behind logic why you need to be registered to views paid stories, but even in that case those paid stories have free trial chapters to get into the book and determine if it’s worth the money you want to pay. Great feature, but back to the topic.
The whole thing about writing is raising awareness and increasing your renown everywhere you can. More readers = more feedback = more fans = more awareness = more everything. If WattPad positions itself as a place, where writers can get readers, and readers can get exiting new stories to their desire…
…why no anonymous reading is an option? Sometimes people don’t like to register on the site, and for those people you can easily put a restrictions, such as no commenting, no voting, no paying for paid stories, etc, but keep anonymous reading only for “read only”. That’s very easy to implement, and it would help everyone.
Especially it will help main site with traffic increase.