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.
Now entering its first full year of operation, Canada’s 49th Teachers site is soon to add teacher-generated resources to its bid to promote Canadian literature in schools.
The platform again assesses interest trends and finds its readership and writers engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of diversity and tolerance.
Teens, beset with the attractions of electronic entertainment and believed to have shrinking attention spans, joined educators on a panel at Salon du livre de Montréal.
The Chilean-American Isabel Allende receives the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
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.
New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico’s leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.