Blog Posts

Killer Clowns, The Next Superstar Boy Band and #NoMoreBullying: Wattpad’s 2017 Year in Review

December 13, 2017

Wattpad’s global community of readers and writers supported social causes with stories, love fantastic narratives that mix genres What do werewolves and K-Pop have in common? They are both among the biggest Wattpad trends that inspired readers ...

Lionsgate Taps Tongal and Wattpad to Develop Short Films Inspired by its Highly-Anticipated Film "Wonder"

November 10, 2017

WONDER Author R.J. Palacio and Film Director Stephen Chbosky Selected Winning Stories of When Kindness Prevailed for the #ChooseKind Campaign Los Angeles, CA—November 10, 2017— In anticipation of its upcoming film WONDER, global content leader ...

Introducing Wattpad Premium: Our First-Ever Ad-Free Experience is Now Available to Wattpadders in Canada and the US

October 18, 2017

Since Wattpad was founded over 10 years ago, we’ve always prided ourselves on our commitment to listening ...

eOne and Wattpad Announce Content Partnership

October 02, 2017

Today we are thrilled to announce a partnership with Entertainment One (eOne)! The content partnership will see eOne source original television, feature film and virtual reality projects from the more than 400 million story uploads on Wattpad. ...

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Wattys

September 29, 2017

Year over year, we at Wattpad HQ aim to evolve The Wattys in a meaningful way. From the look and feel of ...

Mashable and Wattpad Partner to Create a New Original Video Series from Elizabeth A. Seibert’s (joecool123) No Capes

September 28, 2017

This week we announced that our partnership with Mashable has taken another step towards bringing Wattpad stories to life on screens all over the world. Mashable will be adapting the Wattpad hit No Capes by Elizabeth A. Seibert (@joecool123). The ...

Measuring Diversity: How Wattpad is Approaching Employee Diversity Head-on

August 08, 2017

The following post comes from Allen Lau, Wattpad's co-founder and CEO.I often say that building Wattpad in Toronto was the best decision I ever made. Since our early days, more than 10 years ago, our community of story-lovers has been international ...

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 ...

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 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. ...

Fullscreen Joins Forces With Wattpad Studios For New Series "FANtasies"

May 29, 2017

THE 10-EPISODE SERIES IS SLATED TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND In a first of its kind collaboration, Fullscreen and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, announced a partnership to take fanfiction to the next ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau's Latest Contribution to INC

May 18, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

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 ...

Meet The Wattpad Stars: Gavin Hetherington

April 28, 2017

Today we introduce you to Gavin Hetherington, a pioneer who explores the chat story genre on our new app Tap by Wattpad. Gavin joined Wattpad in 2014 after he came across a successful Wattpad writer on Twitter. He decided to upload the first story ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau Contributes Insights to INC

April 26, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

Writers Can Build Their Digital Brand With These Classes From BrainStation

April 21, 2017

The Wattpad app is a great way for writers to reach an engaged community - we connect a monthly audience of 55 million people who spend over 15.5 billion minutes on our platform. To help more people get the most of Wattpad as an audience building ...