Good morning, weekend!
I just thought I would post a few pics of the Wattpad NYC meet up from a couple of weeks ago (I am obviously super far behind in posting on this blog.)
A huge congrats to their amazing team on their Series B!
We don’t determine who or what gets published – again, it’s about the network instead of the traditional hierarchy. So, while Wattpad sometimes gets pegged as operating within the traditional publishing industry we are not a publisher. We don’t see ourselves playing in this space at all. Wattpad is actually creating a completely new digital entertainment category, one that hasn’t existed before.
Here’s my favourite example: a traditional publishing house like Penguin published 5000 books in the last 12 months, while Wattpad users uploaded 10,000 stories in just the last 12 hours! We have something for everyone – every sub-genre and every specialized interest. The diversity of human creativity is what makes Wattpad so great.
co-founder and CEO Allen Lau
I <3 Wattpad!