Digital storytelling platforms are on a surge. All those who love writing and seek a platform to share their stories with, now have access to these apps where they can self-publish and reach a wide audience
- Plop Stories: This Mumbai-based interactive fiction entertainment platform is founded by Anushka Shetty (CEO) and Vineet Shetty. The focus is on GenZ and the Millennials and disrupting the book reading and writing space with a unique consumption format.
This mobile-first company creates immersive, interactive fiction in a fast-paced format targeted towards a young audience. The written word is infused with multiple multimedia elements like video, audio and role-playing mobile-based simulations to bring a real, life-like experience. Plop Stories, is also disrupting the writing space simultaneously by giving the platform to budding writers to pen down their stories with key elements like decision trees, gifs, simulations. Also publishers who earlier used to depend on traditional ways for showcasing their ideas are using this platform for publishing their writing pieces online.
- Pratilipi: Bengaluru-based self-publishing Pratilipi is one of the best ebook reading apps in India. It is also India’s largest digital platform that allows people to read books, stories and other content in 12 Indian languages. There are over 15 lakh books, stories, articles, poems, novels, magazines and more on this app.
Pratilipi claims it has 1.2 million readers and 26,000+ writers on its platform, and more than 9.5 million content pieces are read every month on mobile and desktop. Its Android app has been downloaded more than one million times. In February, Pratilipi raised Series A funding of $4.3 million led by Omidyar Network.
- Writco: This is a multilingual social writing, publishing and discovery platform that connects readers and writers around the globe. Atul Prohit is the founder and CEO. Writco has a community of the best talent, where you get exposed to exclusive content, where you can find trending stories, poems and quotes.
Also, you can discover writers and learn from their writing. You can also connect with expert writers for writing your content. Writco allows you to write in more than 25 categories and 11 languages where readers can read as well as listen to stories and poems.
- Wattpad: is an engaging, social storytelling platform for writers as well as readers. New voices write and share, and readers connect with the stories they love here. Wattpad connects a global community of millions of readers and writers through the power of story.
New books are constantly added to their ever-expanding library daily. You can also add books to your reading list and vote for books that you think are written in your favourite ones.