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Viu and Wattpad Ink Content Collaboration

August 21, 2019

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG / TORONTO, August 21, 2019 – Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for original stories, and Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, today announced a collaboration to develop Viu ...

Wattpad Announces 80 Million Monthly User Milestone

August 15, 2019

Users have grown 23 percent in a year of continued international expansionTORONTO - August 15, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that the platform has surpassed 80 million monthly ...

Penguin Random House UK collaborates with Wattpad Books to bring global Wattpad hits to readers in the UK

August 08, 2019

LONDON – 8 August 2019 – Penguin Random House UK today announced that it is collaborating with Wattpad Books, the new direct publishing division from Wattpad, to bring Wattpad Books titles to the UK.  Combining human editorial expertise with ...

Wattpad Premium and Wattpad Paid Stories are Now Available Around the World 

July 18, 2019

TORONTO - July 18, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that Wattpad Paid Stories and Wattpad Premium are now available to users around the world.  Wattpad Paid Stories, the ...

Penguin Random House India Partners with Wattpad to Showcase Exclusive Content and Innovative Promotions

July 08, 2019

New Delhi/Mumbai, 9 July 2019: Penguin Random House India announces a new collaboration with Wattpad, the world’s largest social storytelling platform.  In this partnership, authors of the publishing house will be featured on the storytelling ...

Wattpad and Mediaset Announce Major Entertainment Partnership in Italy

June 25, 2019

Mediaset will have exclusive first-look rights to develop Italian Wattpad stories for TVTORONTO - June 25, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Mediaset, Italy’s leading entertainment company, ...

Wattpad Celebrates Ten Years of Watty Awards by Creating New Publishing Opportunities for Winners

June 04, 2019

2019 Watty Award winners will be considered for a spot on Wattpad Books’ Fall 2020 list TORONTO - June 4, 2019 - The Watty Awards, Wattpad’s annual global writing competition, is back for its tenth year! To mark the awards’ ten year anniversary, ...

Lagardère Studios and Wattpad Announce Exclusive French-Language Partnership

April 29, 2019

Lagardère Studios will be the first French producer to work with Wattpad, and will have first-look rights to adapt French-language content on the platform.Paris - April 23rd, 2019 - Lagardère Studios and Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for ...

Wattpad and Mediacorp partner to bring Singapore stories from written word to national screens

April 23, 2019

New development deal will adapt Wattpad stories for Mediacorp’s streaming and free-to-air platformsBali, Indonesia, 23 April 2019 – Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest ...

Anvil Publishing and Wattpad Team Up for Bliss Books, a New YA Imprint for the Philippines

April 15, 2019

MANILA - April 15, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Anvil Publishing, Inc., one of the leading book publishers in the Philippines, have teamed up to create Bliss Books, a groundbreaking new YA ...

Wattpad and Times Bridge Announce Strategic Partnership to Grow Wattpad’s Presence in India

March 13, 2019

TORONTO - March. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, and Times Bridge, the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group, today announced a new partnership and strategic ...

Wattpad and Huayi Brothers Korea Announce First-of-Its-Kind Development Partnership

February 13, 2019

The deal will see Wattpad stories adapted for the Korean market, bringing international Wattpad hits to screens all over the country   TORONTO - Feb. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, ...

Wattpad Launches Wattpad Books, a New Publishing Division to Bring Diverse, Data-Backed Stories to Book-Lovers Everywhere

January 24, 2019

Wattpad Books uses technology and human editorial expertise to find the next global publishing phenomenon among the half a billion story uploads on Wattpad TORONTO - Jan. 24, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...

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 ...