Under the aegis of Ashleigh Gardner, Wattpad Studios’ deputy general manager for publishing, the reading and writing platform at last has announced the development of its own publishing wing, Wattpad Books.
Native advertising is paying off for writers of the coveted, mobile demographic at Wattpad. Ashleigh Gardner speaks at London Book Fair’s (#LBF16) Quantum Conference (#Quantum16) in April.
Wattpad officials say they can detect no theft of users’ ‘financial information, stories, private messages, or phone numbers’ in a data breach.
Taking a more aggressive stance in development of its properties, Wattpad Studios announces projects and writers for new film and television adaptations.
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
A novel about a young woman whose mother is deported from the United States has won Wattpad’s first ‘Top Award’ and a publication contract.
Wattpad cites a 10-million-person rise in worldwide monthly active users. And Cengage faces another court challenge to its subscription model.
The latest stage in Wattpad’s rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK.
As the 10th Watty Awards open for submissions today (June 4), winners have chances to be paid, published, and developed for screens.
This year’s Publishers’ Forum in Germany examines the collaborating and sometimes competing interests of an expanding storytelling universe.