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.
French Youth Books: Glénat Acquires Hugo Companies for Romance, Comics
One goal of Glénat’s acquisition of Hugo, says Arthur de Saint Vincent, is a complementary use of licenses, heavy on romance and comics.
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.
Stephanie Barrouillet at Frankfurt: An Outlook on Children’s Books
‘The buzz and energy’ around the in-person Frankfurter Buchmesse, says Stephanie Barrouillet, ‘is needed.’
France’s Rentrée Littéraire: Books About COVID? Not Interested
‘Publishers tried, but it really didn’t work,’ says one Paris bookseller about the question of pandemic-related books this year.
PRH Publisher Services to Distribute IDW Comics Internationally
The IDW-Penguin Random House Publisher Services agreement sees comic books, trade collections, and graphic novels going to ‘direct market.’
South Korea-Based Webtoon Announces a DC Comics Partnership
Webtoon, the platform for user-generated comics content has a partnership to offer new webcomics based on the DC Comics universe.
France’s Asmodee Slates Book-to-Comics Releases for 2022
Asmodee Group’s brand-extension partnerships now include Ox Eye Media and its Source Point Press for comics based on games.
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.