Wattpad announced a new acquisition to its growing family, this time in the form of traditionally published author community Red Room. Not to be confused with the reference from Fifty Shades of Grey, Red Room served as a bridge to connect readers and authors in a space that welcomed discussion surrounding books.
With this acquisition, Wattpad welcomes the Red Room readers and authors to its 30 million member site, increasing not only the membership but the scope of authors who participate in writing and discussing on Wattpad.
“When I launched Red Room in 2008 I wanted to break down the walls between readers and writers. I’m thrilled Red Room authors have found a new home in a friendly and supportive global community,” said Red Room CEO and Editor-in-Chief Ivory Madison in a press release.
“Wattpad welcomes writers from all walks of life. By welcoming Red Room authors, we will further diversify the community and solidify our position as the best place to read and share stories across every genre,” said Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau.
Red Room’s members can automatically migrate their accounts over to Wattpad and join the community instantly, seeking out new readers and new book discussions as they also post and share their work with the users who spend a combined 6 billion minutes a month reading on Wattpad. The site, which sees an additional 200,000 stories posted each day, fosters this sense of community that Red Room was initially created for.