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10 Must Read Horror Stories | Scary Shorts and Full Length Books

March 22, 2017

Since January 2017, people spent over 54 million minutes reading horror stories on Wattpad. We don’t track data on the hours of sleep lost as a result of reading those hair-raising tales, but we’re sure it’s a lot.The 10 horror stories below are ...

Read Books Online | Our Selection of the Best Free Content

March 17, 2017

On Wattpad, stories are available in over 50 languages across every mobile device. There are also more than 375 million story uploads to discover, read, and share.If you’re looking to read books online, we’ve got a wide range of content from notable ...

Wattpad Audiobook Partnership to Launch Summer 2017

March 15, 2017

Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad will deliver popular Wattpad stories to a fast-growing audience of digital audio listeners In a new partnership, we’ve teamed up with Hachette Book Group to bring Wattpad stories to life as audiobooks. Over ...

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 ...

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 ...

Judgement Day: Dystopian Science Fiction on Wattpad

August 29, 2016

Brace yourselves. The Terminator franchise marks today as the date when artificial intelligence overtakes the planet! In 1984, the first Terminator film wowed audiences with a high-concept premise, stunning action, and iconic visuals. The Terminator ...

Hone Your Craft With the Wattpad Stars and Skillshare

August 22, 2016

The Wattpad Stars are masters of storytelling for online audiences and they’re eager to share their insights with new writers!Last year, we launched our first collaboration with Skillshare and a Wattpad Star. The talented Rebecca Sky crafted 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 ...

The Mysterious World of Wattpad

June 17, 2016

On Wattpad, people love to get to the bottom of a good mystery. Since January, people have spent over 250 million minutes reading stories in Wattpad’s Mystery / Thriller category. To keep the global Wattpad community guessing, we invited 127 of ...

Frights, Camera, Action: Turner Joins Forces with Wattpad for First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration

June 12, 2016

Just over a month ago, we announced an exciting new chapter in the Wattpad story: The launch of Wattpad Studios, a new division that will partner with the entertainment industry to co-produce Wattpad stories for print, film, television, and digital ...

TV5 and Wattpad Presents: original stories make it big on the small screen

May 30, 2016

Every month, over 45 million people connect with original stories on Wattpad—but for many members of the community, Wattpad is about so much more. In the Philippines, with a user-base of 5 million and counting, Wattpad is one of the country’s most ...

Brand Stories: The Royals Rule Wattpad

May 25, 2016

Steamy scandal. High drama. The monarchy. These ingredients combine to create the types of stories that satisfy the insatiable appetites of many members of the Wattpad community. When E!’s breakout first original scripted series The Royals was set ...

Join Wattpad at Social Media Week LA

May 15, 2016

On Friday, June 10th at 4:00 PM PST, Wattpad will host a session at Social Media Week LA called How Social Storytelling is Changing Entertainment Marketing. The session, hosted by Wattpad and moderated by Wattpad’s Director of Brand Partnerships, ...

Captain America: Civil War Causes Colossal Engagement Spike on Wattpad

May 05, 2016

Fandoms Assemble! On Friday, Marvel fans will flood theaters across the world to watch Captain America: Civil War. We know that fans use Wattpad as a way to connect with their favorite characters, storylines, and universes in the lead up to major ...

Introducing Wattpad Studios - Aron Levitz will lead new division as head of Wattpad Studios

April 25, 2016

At Wattpad, we believe that the future of entertainment will be driven by communities of storytellers and backed by powerful data and insights. Today, we are one step closer to this future with the introduction of Wattpad Studios. Operating like a ...

God Save the Queen: People spent 18 million minutes reading about royalty last month

April 20, 2016

Today marks Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. To celebrate her reign as the world’s oldest monarch, we looked at one of the most regal categories on Wattpad, Historical Fiction. Historical Fiction captures the essence of specific eras and transports ...

Who Takes the Iron Throne on Wattpad?

April 14, 2016

In the last 30 days, people spent over 140 million minutes reading fantasy stories on Wattpad. That’s the equivalent of watching the entire Game of Thrones HBO series over 47,000 times! With so much GOT engagement on Wattpad, we thought we’d ask our ...

Reading Time for Game of Thrones Fanfiction Spikes On Wattpad Prior to April Premiere

April 13, 2016

Since the release of the first trailer for the new season of Game of Thrones in December, reading time for Game of Thrones fanfiction almost doubled on Wattpad. In that time, people have spent over 25 million minutes with stories related to the ...