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Wattpad Announces the Launch of the 2017 Watty Awards Season

June 15, 2017

Last year people from all over the world shared more than 145,000 entries as part of The Wattys, Wattpad’s ...

Wattpad Survey Reveals Wattpadders Love To Buy Books More than Average consumer

May 12, 2017

 On average, Wattpad users who buy books, purchase three books per month Wattpad staff Tim Johnson, Ann Tsunakawa and Tim Gaweco set out to discover what the English-speaking members of Wattpad’s community think about purchasing books. The ...

Important: Change your Wattpad password immediately

February 24, 2017

Today, Wattpad was notified by CloudFlare, a third-party service supplier, that a recently discovered security vulnerability may have impacted Wattpad users. The vulnerability could have been used to access your account and information. To protect ...

Valentine’s Day Survey Reveals The World Needs More Love

February 09, 2017

The world needs more love. This is the overwhelming consensus among respondents of our Valentine’s Day survey of over 1000 users in the United States.The survey found that 95 percent of respondents feel that the world needs more love in 2017 ...

Generosity is The Key To Community Development

December 14, 2016

Last month marked 10 years of Wattpad. We celebrated this journey with our global community and released our plans to change the face of entertainment in the years to come. Wattpad’s Head of Creators Melissa Nightingale and Head of Audience Jeanne ...

The Master Plan

November 30, 2016

The following post is written by Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau.I wish I had written a blog post ...

Popular Fantasy Trilogy White Stag to be Published by St. Martin’s Press

November 23, 2016

We’re thrilled to share that Wattpadder Kara Barbieri is the latest storyteller to have their work acquired by a major publisher! Twenty-year-old Kara - or Pandean as she’s known in the Wattpad community - has written the wildly popular White Stag ...

Happy Birthday Wattpad!

November 11, 2016

Wattpad 10th Anniversary Banner This month we’re celebrating ...

Congratulations to the 2016 Watty Award Winners

November 04, 2016

The Wattys set record engagement with 140,000 entries and 13 billion minutes spent Wattpad has hosted The Wattys since 2010, and today it is the world’s largest online writing contest. With a whopping 140,000 entries submitted, the 2016 edition of ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Elizabeth Seibert

November 02, 2016

You probably know Wattpad Star Elizabeth Seibert by her alter-ego, @JoeCool123. The two-time Watty Award winning storyteller hit one million reads within ten chapters of her viral hit The Bro Code and scored her second Watty Award in 2015 for No ...

ZAYN Shares Exclusive Content on Wattpad

October 24, 2016

Today, global superstar ZAYN is giving Wattpad’s community an exclusive sneak peek of his first autobiography self-titled Zayn prior to the official book release on November 1. ZAYN's profile on Wattpad features exclusive excerpts, including ZAYN's ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Kelly Anne Blount

October 19, 2016

Photo of Kelly Anne Blount We’re featuring some of the best ...

Supernatural Season 12 Premiere Spikes Fan Engagement on Wattpad

October 13, 2016

Supernatural is one of the most beloved shows and active fandoms on the internet. To celebrate today’s return of the Winchesters and Supernatural Season 12, we looked into how big the fandom has become on Wattpad.Since January, people have spent ...

Ten Wattpad Writers Get Their Fairy Tale Ending

October 10, 2016

Once Upon Now Cover Ten Wattpad writers had their publishing ...

#SurviveTheCabin: Interview with New York Times Bestseller Natasha Preston

October 05, 2016

“For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…” This ...

Suicide Squad Characters and Cast Remind Us Why People Love Villains

August 04, 2016

This Friday, the much anticipated Suicide Squad film debuts in theaters. The cast boasts enough star power to shock any title to life, but it’s also one of the first big-budget blockbusters to focus on a team of villains. Pop-culture junkies love to ...

Pokémon Go Drives Pokémania on Wattpad

July 14, 2016

The quest to become the world’s greatest Pokémon trainer can be a tough one. Many people around the world are learning this the hard way. As a truly global phenomenon, it’s no surprise that fans of the franchise, emboldened by this wave of ...

Sports Fanfiction: The 2016 Espy Award Nominees Inspire Thousands of Stories on Wattpad

July 13, 2016

Wattpad stories reflect a variety of interests across pop-culture, including sports. Sporting events and athletes are featured in thousands of Wattpad stories. Since the the Espy Awards air tonight, we looked at the growing trend of sports-inspired ...

En Unión y Libertad: Wattpad Celebrates 200 Years of Argentinian Independence

July 08, 2016

On July 9th, Argentina will celebrate 200 years of independence. The milestone event will spur celebrations across the country and ignite the community of storytellers that visit Wattpad from across Argentina. People in Argentina have shared over ...

Wattpad Interviews 2015 Watty Award Winner Ekene Ugbaja

June 30, 2016

The Wattys are back and bigger than ever. To get you ready for this year’s edition, we interviewed 2015 Watty Award winner, Ekene Ugbaja, and got his thoughts on writing, The Wattys, and being part of the Wattpad community.Ekene is a Nigerian born ...