Today we announced a collaboration with HarperCollins Children’s Books, one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books.
As part of this partnership, we'll work closely with HaperCollins Executive Editor Sara Sargent to select teen stories already shared on the platform and bring them to market via traditional publishing.
“I’m excited to leverage Wattpad’s market insights and continue their success of bringing bestsellers to bookstore shelves,” says Sara Sargent. “Wattpad—which is like a publishing-centric social network—helps us organically connect with new writers and readers, and I am confident this collaboration will lead to the publication of some incredible new talent.”
HarperCollins expects to publish several books based on Wattpad stories within the first year.
“In the last 30 days, people have spent the equivalent of 1,700 years reading YA stories on Wattpad,” says Head of Partnerships for Wattpad Studios Ashleigh Gardner. “We have insights no other company has and are eager to help HarperCollins discover some of the best YA storytellers and the most viral content on the internet.”
With over 375 million original story uploads, Wattpad is home to fresh voices and content that can’t be found anywhere else. Since the launch of Wattpad Studios last year, we've partnered with several leading entertainment companies to co-produce Wattpad stories across a variety of formats, including print, digital, film, and television.