Wattpad Premium and Wattpad Paid Stories are Now Available Around the World
TORONTO - July 18, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that Wattpad Paid Stories and Wattpad Premium are now available to users around the world.
Wattpad Paid Stories, the company’s exclusive paid content program, allows users to directly reward writers by purchasing stories on Wattpad. There are currently more than 150 stories available for purchase by chapter or as full stories. The program initially launched in beta in fall 2018 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Wattpad added additional English and Spanish-language regions earlier this year, before rolling the program out globally. The program has been a hit with writers, who now have the ability to earn money on Wattpad. Wattpad users around the world have devoured Wattpad Paid Stories, reading more than 5.5 million minutes of Wattpad Paid Stories in the past month alone.
Wattpad Premium is Wattpad’s ad-free subscription tier. Wattpad Premium offers readers an uninterrupted reading experience and access to exclusive, customizable profile colors. Wattpad Premium subscribers also receive bonus Coins—up to 66% more free Coins—with every purchase of any Wattpad Coin package to unlock Wattpad Paid Stories. The program initially launched in 2017 to English-language countries, rolling out to select regions throughout 2018 and 2019 before today’s global launch.
Both programs are now open to users everywhere Wattpad is available.
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Using the power of community and technology, the global multi-platform entertainment company is unleashing the full potential of stories to the world -- in any format. Wattpad’s flagship app is the world’s leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 70 million people who spend over 22 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology allows the company to understand and discover stories among the more than 565 million uploads on the platform. Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-backed insights to turn Wattpad stories into books, films, TV shows, and digital projects. Wattpad Brand Partnerships offers a full suite of advertising products to help brands build deep engagement with Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Tap by Wattpad, the company’s second storytelling product, offers immersive interactive entertainment experiences in over a dozen languages. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at: company.wattpad.com.