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Create Your Own Story in Minutes with Tap by Wattpad

March 31, 2017

For over a decade, Wattpad has provided tools for storytellers to create, discover, and write works easily and effectively. It’s why more that 45 million people choose Wattpad to upload serialized stories , visually exciting multimedia works, ...

Ten Wattpad Writers Get Their Fairy Tale Ending

October 10, 2016

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

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 ...

5 Reasons You Should Take Part in The Wattys

June 16, 2016

Last year, The Wattys became the biggest online writing competition on the planet. Our annual writing celebration brought in over 75,000 entries from 180 countries to completely smash records from previous years.The Wattys provide a world of ...

The British Invasion: Wattpad Celebrates the United Kingdom

April 19, 2016

This Thursday, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 90th birthday. Later in the week, the world will commemorate 400 years since the death of the great English bard, William Shakespeare. With these incredible milestones around the corner, we wanted to ...

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 ...

Wattpad Data Predicts Winners for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

April 08, 2016

The Wattpad community is powered by fans. Every month, over 40 million people use Wattpad to connect over stories about the things they love. Celebrities, popular fandoms, and iconic characters are woven into many of the stories shared on ...

Why Online Influencers like Tyler Oakley Thrive on Wattpad

April 05, 2016

To promote the fall release of his first novel, Binge, YouTube Star Tyler Oakley released excerpts of the book on Wattpad, to the surprise and delight of his many fans. To date, people have spent over one million minutes engaged with the excerpts - ...

Comedy Spotlight: Humor writer Andrew Shaffer on how Wattpad helps his comedy writing

April 01, 2016

There are people who claim they don’t suffer fools gladly. We think those people are probably lying. April Fools’ Day is a 24-hour window where it’s socially acceptable to test the limits of our own comedic tomfoolery - and shed light on those who ...

In The Battle For Fans’ Attention, Batman beats Superman

March 25, 2016

Today marks a moment that comic book fans around the world have been waiting for: the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Since the first trailer was released in April, people have spent over 165 million minutes reading Batman and ...

Wattpad Helps Nonprofits Grow Their Audience

February 29, 2016

Wattpad launched a new website to provide support, advice, and inspiration for nonprofits who want to engage audiences with unique content related to their charitable initiatives.The Wattpad community is passionate about social change, and ...

The UnSlut Project: How a Private Diary Became a Social Movement

February 26, 2016

In 2013, Emily Lindin did something incredibly brave. She shared her grade-school diary that chronicled her experiences being labeled the school ‘slut’ with the world. Emily hoped it would put a spotlight on an issue young women face all too often: ...

For the love of stories - Valentine’s Day on Wattpad

February 18, 2016

Every month, people spend 13 billion minutes on Wattpad and romance is one of our most popular categories. This got us wondering: What kind of stories peak around Valentine’s Day? Are there topics or people that spike on this day of love?  This ...

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 ...

Brand Stories Spotlight: The Gallows

November 30, 2015

Photo of The Gallows on Wattpad Wattpad has built quite a ...

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 ...

Congratulations to our 2015 Wattpad Scholarship Recipients

September 09, 2015

At Wattpad, we believe that everyone has a story to tell. For our 2015 Wattpad Scholarship program, we asked students to tell us their own true stories, drawing on something that has impacted their life and helped shape who they have become. Of the ...

3 BIG reasons why storytelling is crucial to your brand

August 05, 2015

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