Webtoon, the platform for user-generated comics content has a partnership to offer new webcomics based on the DC Comics universe.
Running through Wednesday, this week’s program of bilateral trade meetings bring together 36 Asian and European publishers.
As president of the combined Wattpad Webtoon Studios division, Levitz says the hurdle now is getting more content to more screens faster.
The Association of Italian Publishers participates in Monday’s Bologna Book Plus conference and shares 2020 book publishing and rights sales data from Italy.
Naver’s US$600 million acquisition of Wattpad is completed as potential competition arrives from Amazon’s new Kindle Vella and Seoul’s Kakao.
Opening a new route to self-publishing, Amazon’s Kindle Vella capitalizes on the popularity of online serialized storytelling.
Fran Toolan remains CEO for at least three years, as the US subsidiary of Tokyo’s Media Do acquires all shares of Firebrand and NetGalley.
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 Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.