The merger between Canada’s Wattpad and South Korea’s Naver, says Allen Lau, is built on audience and platform expansion.
Toronto-based Wattpad will retain its leadership team following its acquisition by South Korean tech company Naver, in a US$600 million cash and stock deal.
The Dutch author of Wattpad’s ’36 Questions (and lots of coffee)’ has seen her story picked up by NL Film and Wattpad Studios.
The Code 8 team at Collective Pictures is partnering with Wattpad to adapt story ‘Float’ by Kate Marchant, with more than 25 million reads, into film.
PRH Grupo Editorial gets translation rights to English-language titles from Wattpad Book, a world Spanish exclusive.
As Canada’s Wattpad Books buys a ‘lockdown romance’ for 2022, Constantin Film acquires a Wattpad story with more than 80 million reads.
Wattpad officials say they can detect no theft of users’ ‘financial information, stories, private messages, or phone numbers’ in a data breach.
Not a normal first-look deal, Wattpad announces a partnership with a state-owned film development company in Australia, Screen Queensland.
Taking a more aggressive stance in development of its properties, Wattpad Studios announces projects and writers for new film and television adaptations.
The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.