I found this post on wattpad. The author is young, in his twenties if that.
I am officially a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR on the list of 5/29! The Inquisition is at #2 & #3 for Young Adult ebook AND hardback! SO HAPPY!!
My book, The Novice, started on Wattpad. 4 months after I started sharing it, the sample I uploaded had been read over 1 million times. Another 2 months and it was 3 million. NBC news mentioned me in an article and I received an unsolicited offer from an audiobook publisher. I messaged 6 agents asking them for advice and they all requested my manuscript and offered representation, most within 24 hours. The book went on to sell in 11 languages around the world. Less than 10 days after The Inquisition came out, I received a call from my editor telling me I was now a NYT bestseller.