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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Hachette will produce 50 WattPad Audiobooks in 2017
Tap by Wattpad is a free app for short, 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. WattPad is experiencing tremendous success with this new app and over 125 million Taps recorded in the … [Read more...] about WattPad Tap is a new storytelling app and it’s blowing up
Indie authors have long had a phenomenal tool that helped them reach readers and build a following. Wattpad, the free reading and writing platform, has provided both authors and book fans with an abundance of content and an instant audience. As one of the world's largest platforms of its kind, Wattpad has truly changed … [Read more...] about One Wattpad Story Has 282 YEARS’ Worth of Reads