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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 ...

Wattpad Raises $51 Million in Funding from Tencent, BDC and Other Partners

January 17, 2018

New funding will be used to expand the company’s global entertainment footprint and machine learning capabilities TORONTO - Jan. 17, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced USD $51 ...

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 ...

Introducing Wattpad Labs

June 22, 2017

We’re excited to announce the launch of Wattpad Labs, an innovation lab for emerging products involving a ...

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 ...

Wattpad Welcomes Entertainment Executive Philip Schuman as Advisory Board Member

March 09, 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Philip Schuman is our newest advisory board member. With decades of industry experience, Philip will help us develop new entertainment ventures and partnerships. Philip is a recognized expert in the communications, ...

Wattpad Named to Fast Company’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Social Media for 2017

February 13, 2017

Fast Company announced today that Wattpad has been named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for 2017 in the category of Social Media. The awards honor leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and ...

Wattpad’s Allen Lau Drafts Open Letter With The Canadian Tech Community in Response to Donald Trump’s Executive Order

January 30, 2017

In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries, several Canadian technology leaders, including Wattpad’s own Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau, shared the following open letter on ...

From The Mobile Screen to the Television Screen: Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Team Up To Develop Original Content for TV

November 21, 2016

As we celebrate 10 years as a company, we’re thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. We’ve teamed up with UCP to develop original content for television. Today’s ...

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 ...

#TNTHorrorContest Launches on Wattpad

October 28, 2016

With Halloween drawing near, Turner, the global content leader, and Wattpad are teaming up to find the scariest stories online with the #TNTHorrorContest. At least one lucky horror writer will win a grand prize of $20,000 and have his/her story ...

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 ...

Ten Wattpad Writers Get Their Fairy Tale Ending

October 10, 2016

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

Wattpad Named CIX 2016 ‘Innovator of the Year’ Recipient

September 27, 2016

Toronto-based company wins award for transforming entertainment industry The Canadian Innovation Exchange announced today that Wattpad one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, has been named CIX 2016 Innovator of the Year. Wattpad has transformed ...

300 Million Story Uploads and One Big Thanks

September 15, 2016

That’s right. On Wattpad, over 300 million story uploads have been shared to-date. That number’s more than five times larger than the New York Public Library's entire catalog and almost double that of the Library of Congress.At Wattpad, we know that ...

Writers Can Earn Cash With In-Story Ads on Wattpad

August 17, 2016

New WattpadFutures program helps writers increase their earning potential Wattpad writers come from all walks of life. They’re bestselling authors who want to connect with new and existing fans, aspiring novelists who want to build their audience, ...

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 ...