Amazon Launches Write On

You should be well aware of the fact that Amazon wants to dominate the book industry just from my past posts about their other programs. I don’t think they want to dominate traditional publishing, but just about everything else seems to be in their wheelhouse.

Just recently they launched Write On. The simplest way for me to explain it is to say that it is their version of Wattpad. Almost exactly. Users can upload stories as they write them and readers can follow along. Pretty simple, huh? You also should know by now that I’m pretty much in Amazon’s corner when it comes to anything they do. That isn’t changing, but I won’t be using this site. Actually, don’t let me lie. I know for certain that I won’t be using the site to read other stories. But who knows, I might use it once I have more written of my current WIP? I doubt it, but I can’t say for certain one way or the other.

What do you think? Will Amazon pull away from Wattpad or just sit back in its shadow?

You can learn more about the new site here.

On this day in 2014 I published The Stigma of Self Publishing.


5 thoughts on “Amazon Launches Write On

  1. I’m of two minds on this. I joined Wattpad a couple of years ago, but didn’t really get the concept. It’s not very user friendly. So if Amazon sticks to form and comes up with a user friendly interface they could provide some competition. That being said, I won’t be using it either, at least not in the near future. I have my hands already full writing books to sell, as well as blog posts and promotions. Maybe in the future when I’m rich and famous 🙂


  2. Since I didn’t even know what Wattpad was before you posted on it here, I had no idea about Amazon’s new program. I probably won’t use it, even though I’m a staunch Amazon fan.


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