Blog Posts

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 ...

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 ...

Wattpad Kicks-Off The Upside Foundation’s 150x150 Challenge

April 04, 2017

Today, The Upside Foundation launches 150x150: Turn Equity Into Charity with Wattpad’s CEO and Co-founder, Allen Lau, and other prominent Canadian startups WealthSimple, Overbond, and Hubba. The national charity makes it easy for early-stage or ...

Wattpad Studios Expands Team By Hiring First-Ever Head of Content Development and Production and Head of Stars

April 03, 2017

Less than a year ago, we launched Wattpad Studios to help the global entertainment industry discover amazing storytellers and incredible stories that can be adapted for film, TV, digital, and print. Today, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve expanded ...

Create Your Own Story in Minutes with Tap by Wattpad

March 31, 2017

For over a decade, Wattpad has provided tools for storytellers to create, discover, and write works easily and effectively. It’s why more that 45 million people choose Wattpad to upload serialized stories , visually exciting multimedia works, ...

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. ...

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 ...

Chat-Style Stories Just Got Better With The Latest Tap by Wattpad Update

March 23, 2017

The world has been tapping away since we introduced Tap by Wattpad, an app for short, chat-style stories. The new app lets people discover, create, and share stories told via text messages. Users advance the story forward by tapping to uncover the ...

10 Must Read Horror Stories | Scary Shorts and Full Length Books

March 22, 2017

Since January 2017, people spent over 54 million minutes reading horror stories on Wattpad. We don’t track data on the hours of sleep lost as a result of reading those hair-raising tales, but we’re sure it’s a lot.The 10 horror stories below are ...

Read Books Online | Our Selection of the Best Free Content

March 17, 2017

On Wattpad, stories are available in over 50 languages across every mobile device. There are also more than 375 million story uploads to discover, read, and share.If you’re looking to read books online, we’ve got a wide range of content from notable ...

Wattpad Audiobook Partnership to Launch Summer 2017

March 15, 2017

Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad will deliver popular Wattpad stories to a fast-growing audience of digital audio listeners In a new partnership, we’ve teamed up with Hachette Book Group to bring Wattpad stories to life as audiobooks. Over ...

How To Write Fanfiction - A Reference Guide by Wattpad

March 10, 2017

At Wattpad, we wholeheartedly support fans, fandom, and cultures from across the globe. As an international community, our fanfiction reflects the writers we support who remix, modernize, and elevate storytelling.On Wattpad, writers share an average ...

Wattpad Welcomes Entertainment Executive Philip Schuman as Advisory Board Member

March 09, 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Philip Schuman is our newest advisory board member. With decades of industry experience, Philip will help us develop new entertainment ventures and partnerships. Philip is a recognized expert in the communications, ...

Create Your Own Stories - Chat-Style - with Tap by Wattpad

March 07, 2017

Last week we released Tap by Wattpad to the delight of the global Wattpad community. Tap by Wattpad is a free app for short, chat-style stories. The stories unfold via chat messages, as if you’re reading someone’s text conversation. You move the ...

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 ...

Margaret Atwood and Nature Canada Host Caption Contest on Wattpad

March 01, 2017

Margaret Atwood, in partnership with Nature Canada, invites you to enter a caption contest  on Wattpad for your chance to win a signed copy of Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula.  This all-ages follow-up to best-selling novelist ...

SXSW Tickets are Going Fast But You Can Still Catch Wattpad Star Sandra Grayson

February 27, 2017

Every year, thousands descend on Austin, Texas, for South by SouthWest (SXSW). It’s a festival and conference that celebrates the convergence of the tech, music, and entertainment industries. To reach this interesting mix of creatives, the Consulate ...

Important: Change your Wattpad password immediately

February 24, 2017

Today, Wattpad was notified by CloudFlare, a third-party service supplier, that a recently discovered security vulnerability may have impacted Wattpad users. The vulnerability could have been used to access your account and information. To protect ...

Wattpad Launches Brand Stories in UK with Red Nose Day Campaign

February 20, 2017

Brand Stories let brands reach and engage an active community of millennials in the UK who spend over 180 million minutes a month on Wattpad We’re thrilled to announce that we are an official digital partner of Comic Relief for Red Nose Day 2017, ...