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Meet the Wattpad Stars: Zoe Aarsen

June 27, 2016

alexandra_fletcher_720 When Zoe Aarsen first joined Wattpad, ...

Wattpad Celebrates Pride Month

June 24, 2016

It’s been a year since Wattpad launched the official LGBTQ+ profile in celebration of World Pride Month. Since then, over 5 million stories tagged with LGBTQ+ have been shared by the passionate community. People have also spent almost five billion ...

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 ...

Join Us for Social Media Week Toronto (SMWiTO)

June 06, 2016

SMW_0001_to (2) As part of Social Media Week Toronto Wattpad ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Jen Wilde

June 02, 2016

Today we introduce you to Jen Wilde, Aussie fangirl extraordinaire with a penchant for zombies and the paranormal. Jen joined Wattpad in 2012 and was instantly hooked. Today, her stories have received over four million reads and her writing has been ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Ninya Tippett

May 31, 2016

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

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 ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Shaun Allan

May 27, 2016

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

LOL and The World Laughs With You

March 31, 2016

On Wattpad, humor is a way to connect with others. After all, sharing a laugh is often the quickest way to relate to someone else. In the last 30 days, people spent over 150 million minutes reading humorous stories on Wattpad. That’s roughly 285 ...

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 ...