Wattpad, the global multi platform entertainment company for original stories, today released its 2019 Year in Review, a snapshot of the most interesting storytelling movements on Wattpad this year. Driven by a community of more than 80 million people around the world, 2019 saw readers and writers continue to promote important issues and social change via storytelling. … [Read more...] about 2019 was a year of continued genre disruption on Wattpad
Wattpad Books has just announced that Penguin Random House UK will be publishing Wattpad Books in the UK. This is a major update for Wattpad Books internationally, since until today, Wattpad Books were only distributed in North America. Wattpad Books had an existing sales and distribution partnership with Macmillan in the US and Raincoast Books in Canada, and with today’s news … [Read more...] about Wattpad books now available in Europe via Penguin Random House
Whatever your summer plans were, put them on hold. If you're an author or a reader and you're not using this platform, you're missing out...Crowd-based reading platform Wattpad enables authors and readers to connect over great content, something that many other platforms have tried (and failed) to do. With over 70 million users in its community who spend more than 22 … [Read more...] about Wattpad’s 10th Anniversary Watty Awards Now Open
Okay, authors, be ready to watch events unfold without getting your hopes up too high...at least not yet. Author-reader consumption platform Wattpad is beta testing a new feature that can be a game changer if it proves to be both sustainable and expandable, one that stands to open up an entirely new marketplace for readers to buy authors' works.According to a new report by … [Read more...] about Wattpad Authors Have An Opportunity To Earn from their Stories
For years, critics have bemoaned the decline of reading among both children and adults, but new data actually presents hard numbers on how this behavior has actually declined. According to analysis conducted by Jean M. Twenge, PhD, of the recent Monitoring the Future report, kids these days have all but stopped reading."Wait, we've heard this before," you might think, and … [Read more...] about Kids These Days… Have They Stopped Reading?
Author-upload site Wattpad has been an integral part of the indie author revolution, creating opportunities for authors to put their work in front of readers, publishers, and industry stakeholders. Equal parts reader-centric entertainment platform and author exposure mechanism, they've paved the way for book consumers to find their next favorite writer.But the welcome … [Read more...] about Wattpad, Tongal Take Reading to the Big(ger) Screen
Wattpad just announced it is now accepting submissions for its annual Watty awards! As you know, the Watty’s is the largest writing competition on the planet and have had more than 600,000 entries to date from writers all over the world.This year’s Watty Awards will feature The Change Makers, a new category dedicated to diverse voices and perspectives. From life and love, … [Read more...] about Wattpad Announces 2018 Watty Awards
WattPad is one of the largest self-publishing platforms in the world and the company has a total monthly audience of over 65 million people who spend more than 15 billion minutes a month using the platform. According to the company 90% of its traffic is from mobile, with the average user spending 30-minutes per day using the platform. In January WattPad led a $50 million dollar … [Read more...] about WattPad is looking to break into China?
Whether you're a reader or a writer, if you're not on Wattpad, you're missing out. While the company is certainly not new, their continued efforts at innovation while maintaining and growing a dedicated following mean it is a source of discovery for readers and interaction for authors.Wattpad may have just started as a message board of sorts for authors posting snippets of … [Read more...] about Wattpad Secures $51M in New Funding
WattPad is the undisputed leader when it comes to young writers self-publishing fan fiction. The Toronto based company company released new data that looks at the most popular trends of 2017. Three of the most popular shows that spawned hundreds of thousands of fan fic submissions were Riverdale, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things. . Riverdale stood out as a fan favourite, … [Read more...] about WattPad reveals the most popular Fan Fiction trends of 2017
WattPad has just launched a new digital storytelling app for the iPhone and iPad called Raccoon. This app leverages video to tell great stories that are told in 60 seconds or less. Each of these videos is brief, and they feature a true story told by the person who lived it. They can be funny, eye-opening, serious or entertaining. The experience is sort of like a popcorn … [Read more...] about WattPad Raccoon is a New Digital Storytelling App
Six months ago Wattpad launched a new app called Tap, which offered chat-style stories. The stories unfold via chat messages, as if you’re reading someone’s text conversation. You move the story forward by simply tapping to reveal the next part. In the first few weeks of its release, 125 million users read the stories and downloaded the app. In order to take Tap to the next … [Read more...] about Wattpad Launches Tap Originals – Multimedia Chat Stories
WattPad is the largest self-publishing community in the world and they have just partnered with Hachette Audio to have 50 audiobooks produced in 2017. These titles will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Downpour, eStories, Audibooks.com, Libro.fm, and others. Physical audiobooks on CD will be made available to libraries and on-demand.Hachette … [Read more...] about Hachette will produce 50 WattPad Audiobooks in 2017