Blog Posts

National Geographic Partners with Wattpad for Planet or Plastic? Initiative

October 15, 2018

National Geographic Joins Wattpad to Raise Awareness of the Global Plastic Crisis, Inspire Wattpad Users to Preserve the PlanetTORONTO (October 15, 2018) – National Geographic and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original ...

Wattpad Announces Winners of the 2018 Watty Awards and Unlocks the Secrets of Story DNA

October 05, 2018

The largest online writing competition on the planet uses Machine Learning to discover stand-out stories among a record number of submissions in 2018 TORONTO - October 5, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original ...

Diversity & Inclusion at Wattpad 2018 - Building a Company for Everyone

August 23, 2018

By Seema Lakhani, Wattpad’s Head of Product and Head of Wattpad Labs2018 has been a year of challenge and (some) change for the diversity movement in tech. The struggles of minority groups in the industry are finally a mainstream conversation, even ...

iflix and Wattpad Ink Landmark Production Deal

August 15, 2018

The deal will see iflix and Wattpad co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad storiesKUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2018 – iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment ...

Tongal and Wattpad Join Forces with SYFY to Develop Digital Pilot for Viral Hit Expiration Date

July 10, 2018

Creators and Fans on Tongal to Bring Wattpad’s Online Phenomenon to Life for SYFY.com Los Angeles, CA—July 10, 2018— Online creator network Tongal is joining forces with Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, ...

Canada’s Second Act

July 06, 2018

The following is an op ed from Allen Lau, CEO & co-founder, Wattpad. It first appeared in Betakit. This weekend, while celebrating Canada Day with family and friends, and in the midst of a  constant stream of news about a growing trade war ...

Bavaria Fiction Forges Exclusive Partnership with Wattpad for New Source Material

June 18, 2018

The first of its kind deal in Europe brings data and new voices to Germany’s entertainment market Munich/Toronto, 18 June 2018: Bavaria Fiction has become the first and exclusive production partner of Wattpad for German-speaking territories. The ...

Wattpad Celebrates Underrepresented Voices in Literature with the 2018 Watty Awards

June 07, 2018

Wattpad’s annual writing competition kicks-off with a new category celebrating diversity The Wattys are back and trailblazing for ...

Wattpad Appoints Lindsey Ramey as Director of Content Development and Production for Wattpad Studios

June 06, 2018

Ramey Joins Wattpad Studios on Heels of Continued International Entertainment Expansion TORONTO - June 6, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment of Lindsey Ramey as ...

Wattpad and International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Announce Pride Month Partnership to Empower LGBTIQ+ Youth

June 01, 2018

Wattpad to donate $1 for every story shared during Pride Month as part of the Pen Your Pride write-a-thon  TORONTO -- June 1, ...

My First Week At Wattpad by Andie Rosenbaum-Meade

May 31, 2018

I started at Wattpad very close to the Winter holidays, and the first thing that struck me about the company was the strong sense of community that is so deeply embedded at HQ, extending to user’s of Wattpad and Tap. After a flurry of new ...

My First Year At Wattpad-Rebecca Sands

May 22, 2018

Looking back at my first year at Wattpad, I am amazed at all the memories packed into just 12 months. You truly never know what you are going to get from one day to the next at Wattpad, which—I have to admit—is one the reasons I love working here so ...

Hulu Picks Up Wattpad Fan-Favorite “Light as a Feather” in Straight-to-Series Order

May 15, 2018

Wattpad Studios is excited to announce that Hulu has picked up Light as a Feather from AwesomenessTV and Wattpad in a straight-to-series deal.Based on Zoe Aarsen’s (@zaarsenist) supernatural thriller of the same name, Light as a Feather is ...

Sony Acquires Rights to Wattpad Hit Death is My BFF

May 04, 2018

Wattpad today announced that Sony Pictures Television has acquired the rights to Katarina E. Tonks’ (@katrocks247) Death is My BFF. Paul Shapiro, who brought the project to Sony, will executive produce under his All In Media banner, along with ...

Wattpad Announces Dexter Ong as Head of Asia for Wattpad Studios

April 05, 2018

Ong Joins as Wattpad Continues its International Entertainment Expansion with New Roles for Europe and Publishing TORONTO - April 5, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment ...

Transforming Entertainment with the Best Minds in Arts and Sciences

March 07, 2018

For close to 12 years, Wattpad has been disrupting entertainment and transforming how people find and experience stories. Our roots are in social storytelling--something we continue to dominate in nearly every market on the planet--but today, we are ...

Making the Leap to Screens this Valentine's Day: Announcing the Cupid's Match Pilot Episode Now on CW Seed

February 14, 2018

This following post is written by Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios Just a few weeks ago we announced a ...

Wattpad Raises $51 Million in Funding from Tencent, BDC and Other Partners

January 17, 2018

New funding will be used to expand the company’s global entertainment footprint and machine learning capabilities TORONTO - Jan. 17, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced USD $51 ...

Killer Clowns, The Next Superstar Boy Band and #NoMoreBullying: Wattpad’s 2017 Year in Review

December 13, 2017

Wattpad’s global community of readers and writers supported social causes with stories, love fantastic narratives that mix genres What do werewolves and K-Pop have in common? They are both among the biggest Wattpad trends that inspired readers ...

Lionsgate Taps Tongal and Wattpad to Develop Short Films Inspired by its Highly-Anticipated Film "Wonder"

November 10, 2017

WONDER Author R.J. Palacio and Film Director Stephen Chbosky Selected Winning Stories of When Kindness Prevailed for the #ChooseKind Campaign Los Angeles, CA—November 10, 2017— In anticipation of its upcoming film WONDER, global content leader ...