Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Anna Todd and her book, After - a Wattpad Sensation and Young Author Success Story

If you haven't heard of Anna Todd, yet, it might be time to join the over 1 billion viewers of her book, After, on the social media writing and reading platform, Wattpad to see what all the hype is about. This young writer has risen to fame at the mere age of 25 as self-published Wattpad user Imaginator1D, writing her very first 2500 page novel on her phone in her free time. Her story has received over 6 million comments and counting.

With the tremendous fan-following Anna's e-book received, it is now grown into a four-book series published by Simon & Shuster and film rights were acquired by Paramount Pictures. The print edition of After landed in stores in October 2014, subsequent installments thereafter with the final book coming out in February, and Anna Todd is poised to become a bestselling author, now too.

If you are wondering what Wattpad is, like I was, it is a mobile and social platform for writers to share their work and readers to enjoy it for free. It boasts over 40 million users world-wide who are seasoned writers, amateurs, those that simply share plot ideas, or just like to read. 

As chapters and stories are published on Wattpad, users can receive notifications, and they are free to comment and share, connecting readers and writers everywhere, instantly. There are over 80 million free stories available on Wattpad and over 24 hours of reading material is posted every second!

Besides her love of reading, Wattpad is how Anna Todd got her start as a writer and where her success story began but her inspiration came from her obsession with British boy band, One Direction. After's main character, Tessa Young, a college freshman, falls for a British bad-boy type, Hardin Scott, modeled after the swoon-worthy One Direction singer, Harry Styles and follows their on-again off-again relationship over time.

Anna Todd is your average, albeit young, military wife from Texas, but she is going big in the published world. You can find her on Wattpad as Imaginator1D or follow her on Twitter or Instagram where her fans share videos, songs, and art related to her stories.

You can also get her book on Barnes & Noble for your e-reader or find out where else it is available here:

I participated in the After by Anna Todd blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Just added this to my "to read" list :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Will read this :) Thanks!


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