WattPad Vs. Smashwords: An Experiment

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I'm going to try something, and I thought it might be helpful to my fellow indie authors if I share the results here so you can test this out for yourselves. One of my students suggested I give WattPad a try in order to get more feedback. I've used Smashwords in the past, and I don't know which is better. My next novel (working title: Do Not Read This Book) will come out sometime next year. It's off to my editors now, but my publishers have generously given me permission to release the book, chapter by chapter, as a serial, in order to get more feedback and build some buzz. I'll post a chapter a week, with links added here, and I'll track the readership and provide updates on the kind of feedback each site produces. That way my fellow authors can decide which is better for them. Will either be helpful? Both? I honestly don't know, but it will be fun to see!

Smashwords

Posted here on 8/17:

Chapter 1

Results as of 9/23

24 downloads

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Posted on 8/22

Chapter 2

Results as of 9/23

19 downloads

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Posted here on 8/25

Chapter 3

Results as of 9/23

16 downloads

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Posted here on 8/29

Chapter 4

Results as of 9/23

14 downloads

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Posted here on 9/2

Chapter 5

Results as of 9/23

14 downloads

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Posted here on 9/7

Chapter 6

Results as of 9/23

10 downloads

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Posted here on 9/12

Chapter 7

Results as of 9/23

10 downloads

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Posted here on 9/14

Chapter 8

Results as of 9/23

9 downloads

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Posted here on 9/14

Chapter 9

Results as of 9/23

10 downloads

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Posted here on 9/23

Chapter 10

WattPad

Posted here on 8/17:

Chapter 1

Results as of 9/23

10 views

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Posted here on 8/22

Chapter 2

Results as of 9/23

3 views

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Posted here on 8/25

Chapter 3

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 8/29

Chapter 4

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 9/2

Chapter 5

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 9/7

Chapter 6

Results as of 9/23

2 views

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Posted here on 9/12

Chapter 7

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 9/14

Chapter 8

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 9/14

Chapter 9

Results as of 9/23

1 view

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Posted here on 9/23

Chapter 10