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.’
2021 Watty Awards: An Asexual Romance Takes the Top Prize
Winners in the 2021 Watty Awards include stories inducted into the Paid Stories program that allows writers to earn money for their work.
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.
Mexican-American Author Wins 2019 Top Watty Award
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 Partners With the Philippines’ Anvil, India’s Times Bridge
Canadian reading platform Wattpad expands its footprint in the Philippines: it’s launching a new YA and romance imprint, Bliss Books, with Anvil Publishing.
Wattpad’s Hong Kong Office Opens Partnership with Huayi Brothers Korea
The talent and content development groupo Huayi Brothers Korea is the latest company to strike up a partnership with Wattpad Studios’ Asia division.
Readers Begin Voting on SyFy Pilots of Wattpad’s ‘Expiration Date’
Wattpad and SyFy now open voting for one of three television adaptations of a new book, ‘Expiration Date,’ which has 55 million reads on the platform so far.
Wattys Open for Nominations With New Diversity-Driven Category
The winners of the annual Wattys competition at Wattpad may get the best prize of all: a chance to work on film, television, book and/or digital video development of their stories.
Macmillan’s Wednesday Books Names January Wattpad Novel Release Date
With more than 905,000 reads at Wattpad to date, the first installment of author Kara Barbieri’s ‘Permafrost’ trilogy has a January release date, potentially the next platform-born Big Five YA bestseller.
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