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Storytelling for Change - Wattpad’s 2018 Year in Review

December 12, 2018

From #MuslimRomance to Mental Health Awareness, Wattpad Stories Celebrate Inclusivity Across Characters and GenresTORONTO - Dec. 12, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today released its 2018 Year in ...

Wattpad Announces First Country Manager for India

December 06, 2018

Devashish Sharma joins Wattpad in a year of major international expansion and new hiresTORONTO - December 6, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment of Devashish Sharma as ...

Wattpad Announces US Launch for Wattpad Next (Beta) Program, Adding Exclusive Paid Content to the Platform

November 13, 2018

The new monetization program is now open for US Wattpad users, with a fast-follow planned for Spanish-speaking regions and global availability in 2019  TORONTO - Nov. 13, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...

National Geographic Partners with Wattpad for Planet or Plastic? Initiative

October 15, 2018

National Geographic Joins Wattpad to Raise Awareness of the Global Plastic Crisis, Inspire Wattpad Users to Preserve the PlanetTORONTO (October 15, 2018) – National Geographic and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original ...

Diversity & Inclusion at Wattpad 2018 - Building a Company for Everyone

August 23, 2018

By Seema Lakhani, Wattpad’s Head of Product and Head of Wattpad Labs2018 has been a year of challenge and (some) change for the diversity movement in tech. The struggles of minority groups in the industry are finally a mainstream conversation, even ...

Introducing Tap Originals - Premium Serialized Chat Stories with Multimedia Elements

July 28, 2017

Since the launch of Tap by Wattpad, the world has devoured hundreds of thousands of captivating and ...

Wattpad Announces Collaboration with HarperCollins Children's Books

July 27, 2017

Today we announced a collaboration with HarperCollins Children’s Books, one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books.   As part of this partnership, we'll work closely with HaperCollins Executive Editor Sara Sargent to select teen ...

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 ...

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 ...

Calling All Canadian Filmmakers: Submit Your Adaption of Strange Yarns for a Chance to See it On Screen

June 13, 2017

We’ve teamed up with The Coup Company, the tech-enabled content studio, and are calling on all Canadian filmmakers to pitch us on how they would turn a tale from Josh Saltzman’s popular horror anthology Strange Yarns into a short film. ...

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 ...

We’re Celebrating The Release of Lindsey Summer’s Textrovert by Asking Millennials and Teens About Their Texting Habits

May 02, 2017

50% Admit They’ve Texted From Another Person’s Phone Pretending to be ThemA few years ago, Wattpad Star Lindsey Summers (@DoNotMicrowave) was out for a walk when she noticed a guy in front of her drop his phone. As she picked it up to return it to ...

Wattpad Studios Expands Team By Hiring First-Ever Head of Content Development and Production and Head of Stars

April 03, 2017

Less than a year ago, we launched Wattpad Studios to help the global entertainment industry discover amazing storytellers and incredible stories that can be adapted for film, TV, digital, and print. Today, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve expanded ...

Chat-Style Stories Just Got Better With The Latest Tap by Wattpad Update

March 23, 2017

The world has been tapping away since we introduced Tap by Wattpad, an app for short, chat-style stories. The new app lets people discover, create, and share stories told via text messages. Users advance the story forward by tapping to uncover the ...

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 ...

Another Dream Come True: Isabelle Ronin’s Chasing Red to be Published by Sourcebooks

February 14, 2017

Exactly one year ago, Isabelle Ronin finished serializing her story Chasing Red on Wattpad. Today, we’re thrilled to share that Sourcebooks, a leading independent book publisher, has acquired the worldwide English rights to Isabelle’s story. ...

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 ...

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 ...