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.
Wattpad scores its largest deal with a European publisher, and in France, where Wattpad grew its audience by 61 percent last year.
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.
From Stockholm’s internationally situated Bonnier with its history to the new Canelo from the UK and 10-year-old Wattpad, innovation is the quest at StoryDrive Asia in Singapore.
To promote Don Easton’s latest book, Dundurn Press is releasing one of his previous titles for free on Wattpad. Can it produce new buyers?
Adept at partnering with advertisers for product placement and auxiliary content, Toronto-based Wattpad now rolls out in-story ads to boost writer earnings.