28th Sep 2012
Publishing Deal for Teen Wattpad Sensation
Wattpad, the website where anyone can instantly self-publish has bred its first literary star.
At age eighteen, Abigail Gibbs has received a six figure publishing deal from Harper Fiction, just as she embarks on a degree in English Literature –without the anxiety of looming student debt.
Although her book, The Dark Heroine, has just been published, she already has a global readership of 17million reading her initial chapters through the website.
She began posting chapters of her novel on the site when she was just fifteen, but stopped once she had acquired an agent.
Now the slew of avid Wattpad followers have to buy the book to read the final five chapters.
The novel, as you may have guessed from the title, is a teenage vampire romance filled with “overwhelming passion which transcends two separate worlds.”
Gibbs admits to being unashamedly Twilight-inspired, but promises her novel ‘is bloodier and edgier’.
Which are your favourite books written by teens? Have you read any Wattpad entries that have you hooked?