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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 Announces Partnership with Hachette Romans

July 18, 2017

We've teamed up with French fiction publisher Hachette Romans, a division of Hachette Illustrated Books France, to bring Wattpad stories to life as books, in print and digital formats. Three titles have already been selected and will be published in ...

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 ...

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 Spring Girls: Anna Todd Reimagines Little Women for 2016

August 09, 2016

Wattpad phenomenon Anna Todd, the New York Times and international Bestselling author, is set to inject some modern flavour to Louisa May Alcott’s classic, Little Women.Exclusively announced in Entertainment Weekly, Anna Todd’s modern retelling, The ...

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 ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Zoe Aarsen

June 27, 2016

alexandra_fletcher_720 When Zoe Aarsen first joined Wattpad, ...

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 ...

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, ...

LOL and The World Laughs With You

March 31, 2016

On Wattpad, humor is a way to connect with others. After all, sharing a laugh is often the quickest way to relate to someone else. In the last 30 days, people spent over 150 million minutes reading humorous stories on Wattpad. That’s roughly 285 ...

Fans of the Divergent series spike engagement on Wattpad

March 18, 2016

Today, the latest installment of the Divergent franchise, Allegiant, hits screens across North America. The bestselling novels and blockbuster films have generated a huge community of fans, many of whom take their love for the series to the next ...

2015: For The Love of Stories

December 09, 2015

It’s been an incredible year for Wattpad. In 2015, millions of people around the world turned to Wattpad to find original entertainment about the things they love. This year, milestones and pop culture moments that trended the world over were ...

Wattpad Announces Winners of the World’s Largest Online Writing Contest - Over 180 countries took part in The Wattys 2015

November 23, 2015

Today we announce the winners of The Wattys, our annual writing contest. The Wattys recognizes the most-loved stories from the millions available on Wattpad. Winners were selected from around the world and shared stories in more than a dozen ...

TL;DR? More like books FTW!

September 11, 2015

Survey reveals majority of US teens spent the summer reading. Actual books. We live in an era with short forms and acronyms for everything, emojis to substitute a host of complex emotions, and countless additional forms of distraction built into a ...