Live panel appearances at book fairs in the Philippines and Indonesia will promote Wattpad’s new podcasts headed for Spotify.
Canada and Korea, Wattpad and Webtoon: The Studios’ Consolidation
Talking of ‘massive global fan communities,’ the leadership of Wattpad Webtoon Studios fine tunes its executive roster.
Allen Lau Leaves Wattpad’s Top Spot; Jeanne Lam Remains in Place
The co-founder and CEO of Wattpad hands off to Jeanne Lam in a ‘final curtain call’ he says is not ‘The End.’
Wattpad-Webtoon’s Book Group Opens Graphic Novel Imprint
The merged Canadian and Korean platforms are expected to generate 12 graphic novels per year in the Webtoon Unscrolled imprint.
The Merged Wattpad Webtoon Studios Names First Projects
The two platforms brought together by South Korea’s Naver have begun early development on a trio of properties.
Anna Todd Partners With Canada’s Wattpad on ‘After’ Graphic Novels
The five romances of Anna Todd’s ‘After’ series are being adapted as graphic novels with Spain’s Pablo Andrés assigned to do the artwork.
Canada and Korea: Aron Levitz Leads the Newly Merged Wattpad Webtoon Studios
As president of the combined Wattpad Webtoon Studios division, Levitz says the hurdle now is getting more content to more screens faster.
South Korea’s Naver Completes Its Acquisition of Canada’s Wattpad
Naver’s US$600 million acquisition of Wattpad is completed as potential competition arrives from Amazon’s new Kindle Vella and Seoul’s Kakao.
Canada’s Wattpad Has First Film Project With Netflix
A day after Amazon announces its Kindle Vella serialization platform, the 90-million-user Wattpad arrives with its first serial-based film deal with Netflix.
Amazon Announces Its Wattpad-Style ‘Kindle Vella’ Platform
Opening a new route to self-publishing, Amazon’s Kindle Vella capitalizes on the popularity of online serialized storytelling.