It’s been called “YouTube for ebooks,” though that’s more in reference to Wattpad’s focus on user-generated content than its interface, which is decidedly grey and unappealing.
Its presence is perhaps more welcome on the e-reader-starved Ovi Store, although the browsing experience is superior on a BlackBerry 9700.
The books on offer here have all been freely submitted. Some are from recognized professional authors but most are amateur efforts, and you’re free to upload your own work through the Wattpad website. This uniquely open, collaborative nature and the lack of any cost makes up somewhat for an iffy user experience.
Rating: 3 out of 5