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  • 11/30/13--20:00: Today is World AIDS Day
  • Sunday December 1st is World AIDS Day. To help spread awareness about this disease and how it still affects a significant number of people around the globe, Wattpad has partnered with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). With the help of the Foundation, we have put together a reading list that shares the real stories [...]

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    Harlequin and Wattpad hosted the So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest to discover four talented romance writers who would be asked to write for Harlequin.  The community brought forth so much talent that Harlequin couldn’t pick just four winners; instead they picked six! We’d like to congratulate the following writers on winning the [...]

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  • 12/16/13--14:05: Return to Middle Earth
  • In honour of the release of the second Hobbit film, we invite you to return to the realms of Middle Earth with the following reading list of Tolkien-inspired fanfics. These stories expand and explore the worlds around both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, so there should be a story on the list [...]

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  • 01/06/14--08:59: What a huge year!
  • If every story on Wattpad was printed on paper, our platform would outweigh 1,000 elephants! It was a huge 2013 year for us here at Wattpad, and we could not have done it without your reading and writing power. Check out the stats that made 2013 a success!  

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  • 02/14/14--02:15: An Emblem3 Valentine
  • They play instruments, own the stage, have vocal talent, and even write poetry. Today, the heartthrob boys of Emblem3 are wishing readers a Happy Valentines Day! They are sharing three official fanfic stories, with a new chapter every week. (written by the popular Leah Crichton): • Wesley (Madly) • Keaton (Saving Cinderella) • Drew (At First Sight) […]

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    Stories don’t leave you hanging on Valentines day. They are with you through thick and thin, wherever you go. They keep your heart warm on lonely nights or long commutes. They make you smile, and they’re always by your side. Tell someone how much they mean to you today, by referring to the greatest love […]

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    We’ve just released a new version of the Wattpad App for Android and iOS with exciting new features. Wattpadders can now post in-line comments, allowing you to more directly interact with the stories you love. Use in-line commenting to call out inspiring passages, to help your favourite writers edit their stories, or to share reactions […]

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    Wattpad is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Watty Awards! As the Wattys celebrate the most popular content on Wattpad, we relied on the opinion of the community to decide which stories should win in the Original Fiction, Popfic, and Fanfic categories. In the end, Wattpadders submitted more than 100,000 votes to determine […]

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    A few months ago some of Wattpad’s most popular writers hosted fan funding campaigns with the goal of raising enough money to see their Wattpad stories published as physical books. We are happy to announce that The Cellar by Natasha Preston and My Life With the Walter Boys by Ali Novak are now available from […]

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    Wattpadder clairehodson is the winner of our first-ever NaNoWriMo contest. Claire wrote an impressive 55,392 words during National Novel Writing Month 2013, and she actually managed to surpass the 50,000 goal a full week ahead of the target date of November 30th. We’d like to thank all the Wattpadders who entered the contest, particularly those who […]

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    Wattpad empowers communities around the world by acting as a home for self-expression and social commentary. When protests broke out in India last month over the racially-motivated killing of student Nido Taniam, Delhi police encouraged Indian students in the northeast to use Wattpad to share their experiences with racism and harassment. The versatility of Wattpad means that this isn’t […]

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    Have you ever read a line in a Wattpad story that gave you goosebumps, or expressed your feelings perfectly? Wattpad’s new Quote Art feature lets you share these quotations in a beautiful way. In the Wattpad App, just highlight the text you wish to quote, tap share, and choose a background image for the quotation. […]

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  • 03/18/14--12:21: The Art of Contrast
  • A book cover used to be something you’d notice on a table, or in a window display. It would usually be the product of a professional artist, in conjunction with a team of publicists, editors, designers, and authors. Wattpad has democratized the world of cover design, removing the barriers to entry and encouraging collaboration. Wattpadders […]

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  • 03/20/14--08:19: The Wattpad Prize is coming
  • Introducing Wattpad’s very first juried writing contest: The Wattpad Prize. This April we are doing something completely different: we will ask a jury of Wattpadders to help us recognize original works of fiction and non-fiction. Winning stories will be chosen by theme, rather than by category or genre, and the jury will be made up […]

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    Wattpad has just entered into a partnership with Summit Media, one of the Philippines’ leading book publishers. A very large portion of the Wattpad community calls the Philippines home, and with this partnership, Summit Media’s Pop Fiction imprint becomes Wattpad’s preferred publishing partner in the Philippines. “We are very excited about this partnership because it […]

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    We want to help newcomers get the most out of Wattpad. To get people started, we’ve created a new guide for beginners. How Wattpad Works features sections on Reading, Social, Writing, and Fun Facts and includes links to our content guidelines and terms of service. Inside you’ll find an overview of all that Wattpad has to […]

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    Wattpad has decided that it’s time to move away from social reading and writing, into the world of digital dating. If you’d rather hook up with a book than a boy on Friday night, Wattpad is now ‘shipping its library of over 40 million stories with the Story Hookup App. “It’s a no-brainer transition for […]

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    We want to give a big shout out to four Wattpad writers who are finalists in the 6th annual Shorty Awards for Social Media’s Best Author. If you check the list of finalists, you’ll find that more than half of them are Wattpad writers. Congratulations to Estelle Maskame (@mackenzierivers), Doeneseya (@doeneseya), Anna Todd (@imaginator1d), and […]

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    The following blog post is from Allen Lau, Wattpad’s co-founder and CEO, who has some great news to share. Today I am super excited to announce a new round of funding for Wattpad, totalling $46 million.  The round was led by OMERS Ventures, and we are excited to welcome new investors August Capital, Raine Ventures, […]

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    This week a widespread security vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” was discovered in a commonly used piece of web technology called SSL. This vulnerability could allow someone to capture your confidential user information. We strongly recommend that you change your Wattpad password immediately. For information about how to change your password on Wattpad, read How do […]

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