‘You’ve been matched with a very reckless god. It’s Cupid, himself. And he’s coming for you.’ Wattpad releases its first screen project of 2018.
The platform’s community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages.
Wattpad’s data team reveals 2017’s most popular topics for fan fiction and original writing among the platform’s young adult Millennial and Gen Z readers.
Anna Todd, whose ‘After’ series has more than 1.5 billion reads, follows Simon & Schuster contracts with an indie series selling fast into world markets.
Reported by the Canadian press to be generating ‘annualized revenue of $20 million,’ the reading-and-writing platform Wattpad is an index of YA trends.
At Wattpad, a new premium subscription is being rolled out for the US and Canadian markets; BookExpo and BookCon call for program submissions.
The latest in Wattpad’s expanding array of content partnerships brings it together with eOne, a major production and distribution hub in Toronto.
Moving beyond written stories, Wattpad launches its Raccoon video app in the US. The app aims to connect with a generation of YouTube storytellers.
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada’s newest survey of respondents’ leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year.
Italy’s PubCoder announces a beta edition of its third iteration, while HarperCollins Children’s Books looks to Canada’s Wattpad for new content and talent.