If you love series like “Gossip Girl”, “Scandal”, or “The West Wing”, but you haven’t heard of Georgetown Academy, we’re happy to announce that you can now read this popular series on Wattpad. Georgetown Academy is set inside the world of D.C’s most elite private school, where the children of politicians practice more mudslinging, sex scandals, and power plays than their parents on Capitol Hill.
A number of celebrities are already hooked on Georgetown Academy:
Smart, sexy and insanely addictive, the new ‘Must-Read’ series.
– Josh Schwartz, Producer of Gossip Girl and the OC
Addicted to new book series Georgetown Academy! Fun, juicy, scandalous just like DC. Check it out! … http://t.co/cKqijaYn
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria)
If you’re already a big fan of Georgetown Academy, you can now add it to your library and interact with series writers Alyssa and Jessica on their Wattpad profile. They will be posting a new episode of the first book every Thursday, and the last episode will appear on November 7th.
You’ve waited; you’ve asked about them; they’re finally here.
The Wattys have returned, and they are all shiny and new. This year we’re expanding the Wattys with three distinct categories: Original Fiction, PopFic, and FanFic. With these three Wattys categories, we will be highlighting an even greater portion of the stories coming from the Wattpad community. If you have your submission ready, enter it now and share it via Facebook, Twitter, or email. If you haven’t got your submission ready, then GET WRITING as the last day for Wattys submissions is November 6th!
We recently introduced an exciting new way to share the Wattpad stories you love: the Wattpad Story Widget! This widget allows you to more easily share stories on your blog, Tumblr, or other websites by embedding the first story part. The widget’s clean, simple design lets users get a snapshot of a story before they get right to reading it.
The main screen in the widget captures all of the pertinent information about the story that has been embedded: title, story cover, writer, reads, votes, comments, genre, and tags. When you click on the arrow on the right side of the widget, the screen slides over to reveal the story description and text from the first part.
In this view, the reader can scroll down through the entire story part within the embed window. When they reach the end and want to continue reading, they can click the “Continue reading on Wattpad” button.
Anyone can access the story widget by clicking the “Share” button to the right of a story part.
“Share” gives you the option to promote any story on various platforms. Beneath these options is an “Embed” box that contains the code needed to insert the story widget into another site. If you click the “Preview” link above the embed box…
…you can see exactly how the Story Widget will appear when it is embedded in the content of your site.
To embed the story widget, simply select the code from the Embed bar or from the bottom of the Widget Preview window, and copy-and-paste it into the content of your blog, Tumblr, or website. The widget works best in modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox and IE9+. Try it out on one of your own stories and start spreading your words!
Who better to get into a steamy relationship than Harlequin, the leader in publishing print books for women, and Wattpad, the largest community of readers and writers in the world. This year Wattpad is hosting the New Adult category of Harlequin’s annual So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest. We’re looking for Wattpad writers with a quality, near-finished story to enter in the contest.
Should your story prove popular enough with the contest judges, you could be one of four winners granted a publishing contract with Harlequin. To learn more and to enter your story, visit our So You Think You Can Write contest page.
Montague and Capulet. Romeo and Juliet. The unforgettable names from one of the most dangerous love stories ever told. This classic is returning to theatres this fall, and to celebrate the release, Wattpad will be featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes content from the film! We’re also looking for exclusive content from you that has been inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Tag your love poetry with #ForbiddenLove and dedicate them to romeoandjuliet to be added to our Forbidden Love reading list! Be sure to follow romeoandjuliet today for updates on exclusive content, and excerpts from the script.
February Grace, author of steampunk romance Godspeed (nearly 200k reads on Wattpad) has begun posting her next story Of Stardust, a romantic fantasy, focused on Till Nesbitt, a geeky bookseller who has only recently discovered that she is destined to become a fairy godmother.
In addition to serializing Of Stardust on Wattpad, February will also be distributing this book through an unique channel by partnering with start-up publisher Booktrope. Being a fan of innovative storytelling models, Wattpad is happy to be able to support February and her newest work. We’re also happy to see so many writers exploring new ways to reach audiences and have their great stories discovered on Wattpad and in print.
This week saw the posting of the first part of Truly, the serialized story from USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox. Truly is the first book in Knox’s New York series, which will be published by Random House’s Loveswept imprint in 2014. Ruthie will be posting a few chapters of the story each week on her Wattpad profile, leading to its November 4th conclusion. In addition to this Wattpad-exclusive content, Wattpadders will have the chance to engage with Ruthie on her profile and to help choose the cover for the final ebook edition of Truly.
To start reading Truly, visit Ruthie Knox’s Wattpad Profile.
Today marks the release of MaddAddam, literary icon Margaret Atwood’s final book in the MaddAddam speculative fiction trilogy. If you have already read Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, you’ll be as excited as we are to get your hands on this conclusion to the series. To put you in the right frame of mind, we are pleased to present a piece of Wattpad-exclusive content by Margaret entitled “Why I Wrote MaddAddam”. To read this story and learn more about the trilogy, click through to our MaddAddam page.
We’re happy to report that one of our most-requested features, the Wattpad Newsfeed, has been rolled out to both our Android and iOS mobile apps. Now you can easily keep up to date with your favourite writers on the go: seeing story updates, comments, and who is following who. Make sure to update your Wattpad app so you can start using the newsfeed today.
We recently kicked off a brand new experiment aimed at giving readers even more ways to support and encourage the writers behind some of their favourite stories.
Wattpad will always be a place where people from around the globe can connect through great stories; nothing’s changing on that front. Instead, our goal for this new project is to introduce creative ways for fans to help power the dreams of writers who create and share great work on Wattpad.
Fan funding is about bringing stories to life in a myriad of ways and giving writers the tools to engage with, acknowledge, thank and reward their loyal fans who have been there since the beginning. The millions of readers on Wattpad are fueling the next generation of writers, that’s always been the power of our community, so this program is also a unique way for readers to come along on the journey.
Fan funding is just the first of several experiments we’ll be introducing. We want to explore new ways to support writers in the Wattpad community as we collectively navigate the frontiers of digital publishing.
This group of writers taking part in the first round of this project all have different goals, which reflects the nature of today’s market: some are raising funds to continue writing, others to self-publish their work, and two more will be co-funding the development of their work with a publishing partner. For us, it’s great to be able to support all these dreams through fan funding!