Ashleigh Gardner’s departure after a decade at Wattpad underlines the trajectory of the platform’s evolution since 2013.
A New Venue for Publishers’ Backlist: The ‘Yonder’ App
The new app from Webtoon and Wattpad associates is being pitched as a service that can serialize publishers’ backlisted titles.
In Southeast Asia: Spotify to Host Exclusive Series of Wattpad Podcasts
Live panel appearances at book fairs in the Philippines and Indonesia will promote Wattpad’s new podcasts headed for Spotify.
Exclusive: A New International App For Serializing Backlist
According to people with knowledge of the situation, the team behind Korea’s Webtoon is preparing to launch a new serialized fiction app.
Canada and Korea, Wattpad and Webtoon: The Studios’ Consolidation
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.’
South Korea’s Webtoon Acquires Ebook Initiative Japan
With a goal of deeper penetration in the Japanese market, South Korea’s Naver/Webtoon subsidiary Line buys Ebook Initiative Japan.
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.
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.