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  • Wattpad Updates Its Social Reading Apps With Inline Commenting And Offline Access

    Wattpad Updates Its Social Reading Apps With Inline Commenting And Offline Access

    Wattpad, an online community where readers can find and discuss a variety of free stories, is announcing updated versions of its iOS and Android apps. The two biggest changes in the updates, which went live last week, are probably the addition of offline access and inline commenting. Offline reading seems like an obvious feature for a reading app, since you might want to read on an airplane or… Read More

  • Wattpad Launches New Self-Publishing Crowdfunding, First Revenue Model For The Social Network

    Wattpad Launches New Self-Publishing Crowdfunding, First Revenue Model For The Social Network

    Wattpad, the Toronto-based social network based on writing and reading, has just announced a new crowdfunding platform called “Fan Funding” which offers authors on its network the chance to leverage their huge followings for raising capital towards creative works. It’s like a Wattpad-housed Kickstarter for creative projects, but there’s good reason Wattpad users would… Read More

  • “The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up” Crunch Network

    “The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up”

    If you love books–heck, if you even like ’em–run, don’t walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It’s long. Don’t be frightened. But even if the Internet has shredded your attention span, at least scroll down to its epic final paragraph. Go on. I’ll wait. It’s been a rotten decade for… Read More

  • 10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool

    10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool

    Social publishing network Wattpad today announced that Toronto’s OMERS Ventures has joined its existing Series B round of investment, which totals $17.3 million, the amount announced back in June (OMERS participated in that amount, but hasn’t officially been on the books until today). The addition of OMERS gives Wattpad just adds to the company’s strong existing portfolio… Read More

  • Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire

    Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire

    Amazon has stopped pretending that a group of e-reading apps it allowed onto its Android Appstore weren’t available on the Kindle Fire. For whatever reason, the company was effectively hiding e-reading apps from companies like Wattpad, Kobo and Bluefire, even though they worked perfectly fine on the low-cost tablet computer. Confused about why its app didn’t appear for users on… Read More

  • Wattpad Will Launch With The BlackBerry PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook hit yesterday and Amazon was ready with a presser announcing a Kindle app for the platform. Great news, no doubt. However, the WattPad app is the top eReading app in the BlackBerry App World so it should make a good amount of dedicated BlackBerry users happy to know that the app will launch alongside the PlayBook early next year. Read More

  • E-book Community Wattpad Scores Angel Funding

    The flurry of e-book readers that are descending upon us has prompted investors to take a closer look at companies set to ride the wave. Wattpad this morning announced that it has secured a round of funding with a number of private investors, although the e-book community operator and mobile app developer declined to disclose the size of the round. The consortium of angel investors that… Read More