With more than 905,000 reads at Wattpad to date, the first installment of author Kara Barbieri’s ‘Permafrost’ trilogy has a January release date, potentially the next platform-born Big Five YA bestseller.
In a BookExpo presentation, Goodreads explicated a publisher’s elevation of a title to ‘Times’ bestseller status using the platform’s amplification.
In the Philippines, ‘Wattpad Presents’ is a hit for Manila TV5. Toronto’s social reading and writing platform has a TV deal with Universal Cable Productions.
In 2011 self-publishing and e-books turned the industry on its head. But Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Harry Potter still made headlines.
By Alisa Valdes ALBUQUERQUE: Me? I hate flying. My therapist says I’m a control freak who thinks everything crashes unless I’m in charge. There’s some truth to this. It is probably why my marriage failed and why my kid is an overacheiver. It is probably also not a stretch to compare my fear of flying/need for control to my drooling …