WATTPAD ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HACHETTE ROMANS

We've teamed up with French fiction publisher Hachette Romans, a division of Hachette Illustrated Books France, to bring Wattpad stories to life as books, in print and digital formats. Three titles have already been selected and will be published in French language by Hachette Romans starting September 2017 including: Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, Mr. Popular and I, and She’s With Me.

Since the launch of Wattpad Studios last year, Wattpad has partnered with several leading entertainment companies to co-produce stories for print, TV, film, and digital. This new collaboration represents the most extensive partnership between Wattpad and a European publisher.

“Wattpad writers and their stories are loved the world over. Through Wattpad Insights, we have the ability to help partners identify stories that will entertain readers in local markets,” said Head of Partnerships for Wattpad Studios Ashleigh Gardner. “Our partnership with Hachette Romans builds on our existing relationship with Hachette Audio, the US audio division, but it’s the very first time we’re adapting stories specifically for the French market.”

“Content development is an important initiative for Hachette Romans, so this partnership comes at a perfect time. We are excited to be working with Wattpad to amplify the audience and broaden the discovery for their unique brand of storytelling via various publishing formats,” said Isabelle Magnac, EVP of Hachette Illustrated Books France.