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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 ...

Wattpad Celebrates Underrepresented Voices in Literature with the 2018 Watty Awards

June 07, 2018

Wattpad’s annual writing competition kicks-off with a new category celebrating diversity The Wattys are ...

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 ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Write Affair Winner Darly Jamison

March 29, 2017

When you ignore self-doubt and put yourself out there, great things can happen. That’s what Darly Jamison (aka @Monrosey) learned when her story Strawberry Wine was awarded a book deal with Kensington Publishing, America’s leading romance publisher. ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Elizabeth Seibert

November 02, 2016

You probably know Wattpad Star Elizabeth Seibert by her alter-ego, @JoeCool123. The two-time Watty Award winning storyteller hit one million reads within ten chapters of her viral hit The Bro Code and scored her second Watty Award in 2015 for No ...

#TNTHorrorContest Launches on Wattpad

October 28, 2016

With Halloween drawing near, Turner, the global content leader, and Wattpad are teaming up to find the scariest stories online with the #TNTHorrorContest. At least one lucky horror writer will win a grand prize of $20,000 and have his/her story ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Kelly Anne Blount

October 19, 2016

Photo of Kelly Anne Blount We’re featuring some of the best ...

Ten Wattpad Writers Get Their Fairy Tale Ending

October 10, 2016

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

#SurviveTheCabin: Interview with New York Times Bestseller Natasha Preston

October 05, 2016

“For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…” This ...

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 ...

Hone Your Craft With the Wattpad Stars and Skillshare

August 22, 2016

The Wattpad Stars are masters of storytelling for online audiences and they’re eager to share their insights with new writers!Last year, we launched our first collaboration with Skillshare and a Wattpad Star. The talented Rebecca Sky crafted this ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Zoe Aarsen

June 27, 2016

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The World’s Largest Online Writing Contest Gets Even Bigger

June 19, 2016

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

The Mysterious World of Wattpad

June 17, 2016

On Wattpad, people love to get to the bottom of a good mystery. Since January, people have spent over 250 million minutes reading stories in Wattpad’s Mystery / Thriller category. To keep the global Wattpad community guessing, we invited 127 of ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Ninya Tippett

May 31, 2016

Photo of writer Ninya Tippett In the second installment of ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Shaun Allan

May 27, 2016

photo of writer Shaun Allan Now that Wattpad has gone ...

Almost 90% of Wattpad’s 250 Million Stories are Serialized; Find out Why

May 18, 2016

The Wattpad community loves a good story. What many people overlook, however, is that the stories they love are often serialized, episodic, and collaborative. On Wattpad, almost 90 percent of the 250 million uploads shared are serialized. As Megan ...

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 ...

The 10 Reasons Indie Authors Should Write on Wattpad

January 28, 2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I843-TEqHKUIf you’re an indie author you know all too well the work that’s required to create, edit, market and sell your work. Chances are you have a good system for how to promote yourself, but if you’re like most, ...