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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 ...

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, ...

Share Your Favorite Wattpad Quotes on Facebook

August 12, 2016

Social promo image You may have noticed a growing trend on ...

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 ...

Hot Summer News from Wattpad HQ

July 08, 2016

Summer is in the air and things are starting to heat up for Wattpad in the news. With all the buzz around Wattpad Studios becoming a Hollywood idea factory, you may have missed some of the other articles on Wattpad and the Wattpad Stars. We put ...

The World’s Largest Online Writing Contest Gets Even Bigger

June 19, 2016

youtube_thumb_720 In 2015, people from all over the world ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bots, Books, and BIockbuster News From Wattpad

May 13, 2016

If you’re following the news in places like The Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg, and Mashable, you may have heard about our entertainment division, Wattpad Studios. With all the buzz around this exciting announcement, it was easy to miss some ...

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 ...

400 Years After William Shakespeare, Poetry is Bigger Than Ever

April 21, 2016

This Saturday marks 400 years since the death of the great literary force, William Shakespeare. Though much has changed since the time of the great playwright, Wattpad data shows that one thing has remained the same: People love poetry.On Wattpad, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...