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Wattpad Celebrates Ten Years of Watty Awards by Creating New Publishing Opportunities for Winners

June 04, 2019

2019 Watty Award winners will be considered for a spot on Wattpad Books’ Fall 2020 list TORONTO - June 4, 2019 - The Watty Awards, Wattpad’s annual global writing competition, is back for its tenth year! To mark the awards’ ten year anniversary, ...

Lagardère Studios and Wattpad Announce Exclusive French-Language Partnership

April 29, 2019

Lagardère Studios will be the first French producer to work with Wattpad, and will have first-look rights to adapt French-language content on the platform.Paris - April 23rd, 2019 - Lagardère Studios and Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for ...

Wattpad and Mediacorp partner to bring Singapore stories from written word to national screens

April 23, 2019

New development deal will adapt Wattpad stories for Mediacorp’s streaming and free-to-air platformsBali, Indonesia, 23 April 2019 – Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest ...

Wattpad and Sony Pictures Television Partner for First-Look TV Deal to Develop Original Programming

April 17, 2019

TORONTO - April 17, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), one of the television industry's leading content providers, to co-produce ...

Anvil Publishing and Wattpad Team Up for Bliss Books, a New YA Imprint for the Philippines

April 15, 2019

MANILA - April 15, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Anvil Publishing, Inc., one of the leading book publishers in the Philippines, have teamed up to create Bliss Books, a groundbreaking new YA ...

Wattpad and Times Bridge Announce Strategic Partnership to Grow Wattpad’s Presence in India

March 13, 2019

TORONTO - March. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, and Times Bridge, the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group, today announced a new partnership and strategic ...

Wattpad and Huayi Brothers Korea Announce First-of-Its-Kind Development Partnership

February 13, 2019

The deal will see Wattpad stories adapted for the Korean market, bringing international Wattpad hits to screens all over the country   TORONTO - Feb. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, ...

Wattpad Launches Wattpad Books, a New Publishing Division to Bring Diverse, Data-Backed Stories to Book-Lovers Everywhere

January 24, 2019

Wattpad Books uses technology and human editorial expertise to find the next global publishing phenomenon among the half a billion story uploads on Wattpad TORONTO - Jan. 24, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...

Storytelling for Change - Wattpad’s 2018 Year in Review

December 12, 2018

From #MuslimRomance to Mental Health Awareness, Wattpad Stories Celebrate Inclusivity Across Characters and GenresTORONTO - Dec. 12, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today released its 2018 Year in ...

Wattpad Announces First Country Manager for India

December 06, 2018

Devashish Sharma joins Wattpad in a year of major international expansion and new hiresTORONTO - December 6, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment of Devashish Sharma as ...

Wattpad Announces US Launch for Wattpad Next (Beta) Program, Adding Exclusive Paid Content to the Platform

November 13, 2018

The new monetization program is now open for US Wattpad users, with a fast-follow planned for Spanish-speaking regions and global availability in 2019  TORONTO - Nov. 13, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...

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 ...

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 ...