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Writer Subscriptions - Frequently Asked Questions

What are writer subscriptions?

We are testing writer subscriptions as an exciting new way to directly support your favorite writers in creating the stories, worlds, and characters you love. When you subscribe to a writer, you help them earn money for sharing their talent and enable them to create more stories and new chapter drops. As a subscriber, you get unlimited access to all extras on the writer’s stories, including Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals. Your favorite stories, but longer, your treasured plotlines, with new plot twists, and a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of the writers you adore. 

What are Extras?

Extras introduce an even more immersive reading experience, to keep you endlessly entertained with the Wattpad worlds you’ve come to love, through features like Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals.

Exclusive Chapters are extensions to the core story that selected writers can choose to add in between or at the end of the story. Exclusive Chapters can include plot extensions, alternate endings, prequels, sequels, and more.

Writer Reveals are behind-the-scenes notes by writers, published contextually within chapters. They provide an inside look at a writer’s creative process, with discussions on how ideas came to life, character motivations, and different creative paths explored by the writer.

What languages are Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals available in? 

Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals are currently only available on stories written in English. As we learn more about how readers interact with these chapters, we may look into expanding these features to multiple languages.

Where are writer subscriptions currently available?

Writer subscriptions are available on iOS and Android version 9.90 or later in the United States starting on December 1st, 2022. From December 12th, 2022 onwards, we will be rolling out to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This page will be consistently updated with the latest information. 

What is included in a writer's subscriptions? 

When you subscribe to a writer, you directly support them and get unlimited access to all extras on that writer’s stories, including Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals— those previously published, and all new content drops while you remain subscribed.
Note: Wattpad Originals are currently not included in this early version of writer subscriptions. 

How do I purchase a writer subscription? 

If a writer is offering a subscription plan, you will see a Subscribe button on their profile on the Wattpad app. Tap the Subscribe button to see a paywall indicating the features included with the plan and the monthly subscription price. Tap Subscribe on the paywall to complete your purchase. Once subscribed, you can return to the writer’s profile to dive right into their subscriber extras, including Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals. 

The ability to subscribe to a writer is currently only available via your App Store or Google Play accounts in the Wattpad app. It is currently not available on wattpad.com

Will I retain access to subscriber extras if I cancel my writer subscription?

No. If you cancel your writer subscription, you will lose access to existing and future extras created by the writer. If you had purchased Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals with Coins prior to becoming a subscriber, you will retain access to them regardless of your subscription status. 

Do writer subscriptions include ad-free reading and unlimited offline stories?

Ad-free reading and unlimited offline stories are not included with writer subscriptions. By subscribing to a writer, you directly support them and get access to extras including Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals on their stories.  

Does purchasing one writer subscription give me access to all writers’ extras? 

Purchasing a writer’s subscription only gives you access to the extras on that writer’s stories and directly supports them. You can subscribe to multiple writers at any one time.

How can I see if a writer is offering a subscription plan? 

Writer subscription availability is indicated by a Subscribe button on a writer’s profile. 

How can I cancel my subscription? 

To cancel your writer subscription from the Wattpad app, visit your Profile, tap the Settings icon on the top right, and choose Writer Subscriptions from the menu. Here, you can see all the writers you are subscribed to. Tap the three dots next to the subscription you wish to manage and continue to the App Store or Google Play to cancel. 

Alternatively, tap the Subscribed button on the profile of a writer you are subscribed to. You will land on a screen listing all your active writer subscriptions. Tap the three dots next to the subscription you wish to manage and continue to the App Store or Google Play to cancel. 

Note that your cancellation will be processed the next day and you will retain access to your subscription benefits until the end of your current billing cycle. 

How many writers can I subscribe to at any one time? 

There is no limit to the number of writers you can subscribe to at one time. 

When will I be charged if I subscribe to a writer or multiple writers?

Your subscriptions will auto-renew monthly via the App Store or Google Play, a month from their individual purchase dates. 

What happens when I cancel my subscription? Do I get a refund? 

If you cancel your subscription to a writer, you will no longer have access to the extras created by them at the end of your current billing cycle. For example, if you subscribe to a writer on April 18, and cancel on May 10, your subscription will remain active until May 17, when the monthly term expires. 

A refund is not issued upon subscription cancellation. 

I subscribed to a writer but their content is still locked. How can I troubleshoot this? 

If you are not receiving access to the benefits of a writer subscription after purchase, you may submit a support request to our Help Centre

Can I access a free trial of a writer subscription?

No. A free trial of writer subscriptions is currently not available, and when you subscribe, you’ll be charged right away. 

What is the difference between writer subscriptions, Wattpad Premium, and Wattpad Premium+? 

When you subscribe to a writer, you directly support them and get unlimited access to all extras on that writer’s stories, including Exclusive Chapters and Writer Reveals— those previously published, and all new content drops while you remain subscribed. Note that Wattpad Originals are currently not included in this early version of writer subscriptions. 

Wattpad Premium includes uninterrupted, ad-free reading and unlimited offline stories. Subscribers also get bonus Coins on purchase, exclusive Reaction stickers, and custom theme colors to personalize their reading experience. Wattpad Premium+ includes all the features of Premium, plus access to Wattpad Originals.

Why can’t I subscribe to my favorite writer?

We are currently testing subscriptions with a small group of writers to learn how we can enable them to be directly supported by their readers and fans in new ways. Based on our learnings, we may expand this opportunity to more and more writers over the course of 2023. 

How do writer subscriptions support writers?

When you purchase a writer subscription, we pay out a majority portion of your subscription proceeds directly to the writer. Writer subscriptions are a great way for you to monetarily support the writers you love for sharing their talent and to keep creating more of the stories, worlds, and characters you can’t get enough of. 

How can I offer a subscription on Wattpad as a writer?

We are currently testing subscriptions with a small group of writers to learn how we can enable them to be directly supported by their readers and fans in new ways. Based on our learnings, we may expand this opportunity to more and more writers over the course of 2023. To stay up to date with new opportunities for writers, you can visit the Creators Portal and subscribe to the Creators Newsletter. 

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