Starting with the addictive power of serial storytelling from Chinese and Korean platforms, Radish Originals are assigning veteran soap-opera writers to generate fast seasons of serialized 10-minute episodes.
The talent and content development groupo Huayi Brothers Korea is the latest company to strike up a partnership with Wattpad Studios’ Asia division.
Under the aegis of Ashleigh Gardner, Wattpad Studios’ deputy general manager for publishing, the reading and writing platform at last has announced the development of its own publishing wing, Wattpad Books.
The platform again assesses interest trends and finds its readership and writers engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of diversity and tolerance.
The original Hay Festival opens ticket sales on events in its 2019 Wales program, as Wattpad announces the establishment of a country office in India.
A ‘fast follow’ is planned for Spanish-language regions for Wattpad Next payments, now beta-testing in the USA. Cengage Unlimited adds another university.
Wattpad and SyFy now open voting for one of three television adaptations of a new book, ‘Expiration Date,’ which has 55 million reads on the platform so far.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
The quietly implemented Wattpad Next beta is limited to four markets and uses a select group of writers. But this short-term program could mean a lasting change for writers and readers who want to reward them for their stories.
Citing variations that range from a 100-percent female product staff to a 17-percent women’s representation in engineering, Wattpad reports on its new self-study in diversity and inclusivity.