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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 ...

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 ...

Scaling the Future: Allen Lau's Advice for Writing Professional Email

April 12, 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 ...

Scaling the Future: Allen Lau on Why Diversity in the Workforce Can Be Your Major Advantage

March 27, 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 ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau to Contribute Insights to INC

March 03, 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 will ...

From The Mobile Screen to the Television Screen: Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Team Up To Develop Original Content for TV

November 21, 2016

As we celebrate 10 years as a company, we’re thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. We’ve teamed up with UCP to develop original content for television. Today’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

En Unión y Libertad: Wattpad Celebrates 200 Years of Argentinian Independence

July 08, 2016

On July 9th, Argentina will celebrate 200 years of independence. The milestone event will spur celebrations across the country and ignite the community of storytellers that visit Wattpad from across Argentina. People in Argentina have shared over ...

The World’s Largest Online Writing Contest Gets Even Bigger

June 19, 2016

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...