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Nov 30, 2021
Wattpad is announcing the winners of their Wattys awards on December 3, but who will win? Here are our 2021 winner predictions.
Jul 27, 2021
Author of Harry Styles fanfiction stories Tempted, Phoenix, and Venom is plagued by accusations that she sexted minors. Here's what we know.
Feb 28, 2021
Users are questioning AO3's open and permissive stance toward moderation after "Sexy Times with Wangxian" fic threatens usability of the ent
Jan 18, 2021
Fanfiction's role in the literary community is complicated and often contested, but fan works have been influencing literature and its...
Dec 3, 2020
With just two days until Wattpad announces the winners of the 2020 Watty Awards, we've rounded up all our Wattys coverage into one, all-incl
Nov 19, 2020
Every year, thousands of Wattpad users enter their stories in the Watty awards, Wattpad's in-house contest meant to honor the best of new di
Nov 4, 2020
Ever wondered who chooses Wattpad's award winners? Here are a few of the judges behind this year's Wattys...
Sep 23, 2020
In July 2020, a Wattpad hack exposed the personal data of an estimated 268 Million users. Here's what we've learned so far...
Sep 4, 2020
Before these books found their fame, they were just another piece of fanfiction.
Aug 19, 2020
Sure, Wattpad has created its own star authors, but now famous authors like R.L. Stine and Margaret Atwood are flocking to the platform for
Aug 10, 2020
Sharing some fun data from Wattpad HQ.
Aug 13, 2021
Wattpad Star and published author Zelá Brambillé has died following a battle with COVID-19.
Mar 26, 2021
Last month, an author under the name Serdar Kan copied dozens of Wattpad stories to resell on Amazon. Now, a new player is doing the same.
Feb 19, 2021
An author under the name Serdar Kan has been ripping off Wattpad stories and reselling them on Amazon's Kindle store.
Jan 3, 2021
We look into Wattpad's "YuenRank" system and how it determines hashtag rankings for books on the site.
Dec 1, 2020
Author and former Wattpad Star Brandy Davis—aka brandywrites—ignited a serious Twitter firestorm involving multiple Wattpad Stars and...
Nov 13, 2020
Since their inception in 2009, Wattpad's Watty awards have seen major changes in everything from the way winners are selected to the...
Oct 11, 2020
We pulled together data from the top books in eight of Wattpad's most popular genres to see what trends popped up. Here's what we learned...
Sep 19, 2020
For years, The Wattys have been plagued by accusations of nepotism and cheating. We take a look at the controversy behind Wattpad's awards.
Aug 31, 2020
As of July 29th, 2020, Wattpad shut down the Wattpad Community Forums without notice and left writers with no place to go.
Aug 11, 2020
Users have been reporting seeing play buttons popping up on some stories. It looks like this may be a new feature in the making. Wattpad...
Aug 1, 2021
New app Galatea turns reading into a multimedia experience. Here's how it feels to read on the reading app of the future...
Mar 19, 2021
Writer Taylor Barton (a.k.a. Taylor Brooke or Brooklyn Ray) was accused of racism and bullying in June of 2020. When new Latinx author...
Jan 28, 2021
A lot has changed in the Wattpad world. Here's how you can still attract the right readers for your book.
Dec 27, 2020
Wattpad's notoriously flawed moderation system is unacceptably dysfunctional, paving the way for a platform overrun with bullies and spammer
Nov 29, 2020
Wattpad's annual Watty Awards are always shrouded in rumors and controversy. This year, users have complained that Wattpad Stars seem to...
Nov 6, 2020
It's Wattpad's most prestigious award. But does a win translate into real-world success? We took a look at the data to find out.
Oct 8, 2020
Due to COVID-19 changes and scheduling conflicts, the upcoming After movies are swapping in 4 completely different actors.
Sep 11, 2020
After has attracted a horde of angry writers and readers decrying it as a threat to the future of literature. They're missing the point...
Aug 26, 2020
Fanfiction has operated within a legal gray area for years. Now that fan works like 50 Shades of Gray and After are seeing mainstream succes
Fans love to dive deeper into the world of their favorite characters. But what about the authors? These famous writers have big issues with