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.
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.
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.
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.
The Netherlands’ NL Film Is Developing a Muslim Romance With Wattpad
The Dutch author of Wattpad’s ’36 Questions (and lots of coffee)’ has seen her story picked up by NL Film and Wattpad Studios.
Collective Pictures Picks Up Wattpad’s ‘Float’ for Film Development
The Code 8 team at Collective Pictures is partnering with Wattpad to adapt story ‘Float’ by Kate Marchant, with more than 25 million reads, into film.
Germany’s Constantin Film Acquires a ‘Rocky-esque’ Story From Canada’s Wattpad
As Canada’s Wattpad Books buys a ‘lockdown romance’ for 2022, Constantin Film acquires a Wattpad story with more than 80 million reads.