Winners in the 2021 Watty Awards include stories inducted into the Paid Stories program that allows writers to earn money for their work.
The merged Canadian and Korean platforms are expected to generate 12 graphic novels per year in the Webtoon Unscrolled imprint.
The two platforms brought together by South Korea’s Naver have begun early development on a trio of properties.
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.
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