Amazon Launches WriteOn To Compete Against Crowd-Writing Sites Like Wattpad

Amazon has launched a crowd-editing and -writing service called WriteOn into private beta. In an announcement on the Kindle Author Forums, the company said that the site would act as a “communit

Wattpad CEO Says The Social Reading App Will Be Free Forever And Make Money From Native Ads

Wattpad, which lets authors share their stories with a community of readers, has attracted lots of interest from investors, having most recently raised a $46 million Series C. It's also seeing impress

Wattpad Raises $46M From OMERS Ventures And Others To Grow Its Social Publishing Network

Social writing platform and writer’s network Wattpad has been at it for a while now, and they’ve quietly amassed a massive user base that engages regularly with the site, posting their own

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

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 t

“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up”

If you love books--heck, if you even <i>like</i> 'em--run, don't walk, and read this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2013/spring/nash-business-literature/">magnificent, magi

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 <a title="Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From

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

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/amazon">Amazon</a> has stopped pretending that a group of e-reading apps it allowed onto its <a href="http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/ref=topnav_storetab

Wattpad Will Launch With The BlackBerry PlayBook

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/wattpad_logo-300x57.png">The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/09/27/rim-outs-the-playbook-blackberry-tablet/">BlackBerry PlayBook

E-book Community Wattpad Scores Angel Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/wattpad-215x40.jpg" width="215" height="40" />The flurry of e-book readers that are descending upon us has prompted investors to take a closer