After: A Wattpad Project

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.

As many of you know, my I have been involved in some part of the book industry for many years. Of course, first I was a fan of books. I later started working at a bookstore, became manager, spent days talking with book reps, and even had the opportunity to do some ordering and buying decisions. My favorite part of this job was talking books with customers. After that journey ended, I was put in charge of publishing my mother's book and have since helped others, promoted different books, and even designed some covers. Now, I am writing my own book. Can you tell I love everything about the book industry? 

When I had the opportunity to participate in this campaign, I jumped at it because it has given me a chance to get deeper into the industry and learn about the social side of publishing. 

Anna Todd is the typical 25-year-old. She is a huge fan of One Direction and has a huge love of reading. Last spring, she began writing After on her phone as a hobby. Well, not just on her phone. She used an app called Wattpad, which is a social reading and writing app. She even used a pen name, Imaginator1D. 

After is the story of Tessa and her sometimes on, sometimes off boyfriend, Hardin Scott (inspired by Harry Styles of One Direction). Anna would publish a new installment of After every few days on Wattpad. Her love story grew to 2,500 pages, more than a billion views, and even over a million comments. Now, that's a lot of fans! 

After is now being published as a 4 part series by Gallery Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). Also, after the first book was released in October, Paramount Pictures bought the rights to the movie. Wow!

Anna even took the After saga beyond Wattpad, to Twitter and Instagram as well. 

About Wattpad

You are probably wondering what Wattpad is... I was! 

Wattpad is a fast growing community of readers and writers. In fact, there are over 40 million users on it. Staying true to today's social media mayhem and mobile culture, we now have a story-telling network to keep up with the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and HearMeOut. 

Not only are Wattpad stories free, but you can read them anywhere you are- on your phone, tablet, and even computer. In fact, you don't even need a mobile connection to read. You even get notifications when a new installment of what you have in your library is published. 

Everyone gets to participate. If you don't see yourself as a writer, get in on the conversation and share some suggestions for the stories you are reading! Want to be a writer, but not sure where to start? That's okay too- anyone can publish on Wattpad. 

Guess who is joining now? 

About After

Tessa Young is a freshman at Washington State University. A dark and troubled British bad boy has stolen her heart. However, they do not have a typical romance.

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