Wed, 10/04/2013 - 17:11
Returning from maternity leave in early 2012, two trends struck me as exciting in the book world: digital and live events. A sea change was taking place to establish e-books and digital publishing as a significant part of our cultural landscape and of revenue, for publishers, writers, and their agents alike.
Over the summer, I had an...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 09:00
Random House Children's Publishers has acquired three books by 17-year-old Beth Reekles, whose first story, The Kissing Booth, is the most-viewed, most commented-on teen fiction title on Wattpad.
RHCP m.d. Philippa Dickinson signed the world English language rights deal with Reekles, with The Kissing Booth...
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:05
Authors Margaret Atwood (pictured) and Naomi Alderman are to collaborate on a new fiction series to be published for free on Wattpad. The first three chapters of the book, entitled The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home, are to be posted online today (24th October), with additional instalments going live each Wednesday until 2nd January, for...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:01
A teenage author who has built a huge following online has been snapped up by HarperCollins.
Abigail Gibbs, 17, began publishing her novel The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire when she was 15 on the online writer’s platform, Wattpad.
Now HarperFiction commissioning editor Amy McCulloch and Erika Tsang from...
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 07:00
Man Booker-winning author Margaret Atwood is to publish a collection of poetry directly to online writers and readers community Wattpad, and will judge a new international poetry contest for the site.
The author of The Handmaid's Tale is to join the community in July and will submit a...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 11:57
Traditional publishers are not succeeding at curating content, delegates at “The Great Debate: The Fight for Survival” at this week's London Book Fair heard, with representatives from digital start-ups arguing this failure will ultimately cause publishers to be sidelined.
Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau argued that the...