How Wattpad Became a Multiplatform Entertainment Venue

Ten years after its founding, Wattpad has become a proving ground for authors and a content machine with TV, film, digital video, and native advertising deals. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Meredith Entertainment Group SVP Will Lee on PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Digital Strategy

This episode we talk to Will Lee, SVP/Head of Digital for the Meredith Entertainment Group, about how the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly teams are adapting digital content strategy and driving audience engagement during the pandemic. Plus, Lee addresses the industry-wide advertising struggle... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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Wattpad Wades into Hollywood with Wattpad Studios

Wattpad Studios will partner with film and entertainment companies to produce entertainment properties from the site's huge storytelling community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Spain’s Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial and Canada’s Wattpad Strike Rights Deal

PRH Grupo Editorial gets translation rights to English-language titles from Wattpad Book, a world Spanish exclusive. The post Spain’s Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial and Canada’s Wattpad Strike Rights Deal appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-28 01:10:03 UTC ]
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A grandfather ponders the best books to keep children — and their adults — entertained

The 1980s and ‘90s were a golden age for children’s literature. The best of the bunch feel as fresh as ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-26 13:17:28 UTC ]
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Wendy Holden’s ‘The Royal Governess’ is spirited entertainment that revisits Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood

Holden’s novel centers on Marion Crawford, the governess to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-25 15:02:50 UTC ]
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Glasstown Entertainment Under Fire From Former Employees, Authors

Book packager Glasstown Entertainment is being accused by former employees and authors of creating and perpetuating a hostile environment for people of color. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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15 Entertaining Historical Fiction Audiobooks

I'm fairly new to the genre and historical fiction audiobooks have been an excellent way to introduce these stories into my repertoire. Treat your ears. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-03 10:38:40 UTC ]
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Why social media is the new virtual live venue

Each year around this time, digital publishers and tech platforms typically announce their content plans for the year ahead. These annual upfront and NewFront pitches are a bid to partner more closely with agencies and advertisers to reassemble audiences across the ever-changing video landscape.... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2020-05-28 13:42:00 UTC ]
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An Entertaining Hodgepodge: On “Odd Partners”

ANNE PERRY’S ANTHOLOGY Odd Partners, a showcase sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, is an entertaining and compelling hodgepodge. If the reader anticipates a particular kind of mystery story, the book will challenge expectations. The selections are remarkably diverse, featuring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Inspector Montalbano is back in ‘The Safety Net’ and as entertaining as ever

Andrea Camilleri’s posthumous novel follows two mysteries that at first seem incomprehensible. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Huq hosts videos to entertain home schooling children

Former “Blue Peter” presenter turned children's writer Konnie Huq is hosting a series of videos called "Science, Scribbles and Stories" to keep children entertained and educated over the coming weeks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Industry Notes: Jesseca Salky Opens New Agency; Wattpad Partners in Latin America

Literary Agent Jesseca Salky opens her own literary management company in New York, and Toronto's Wattpad announces a deal with Wise in Rio. The post Industry Notes: Jesseca Salky Opens New Agency; Wattpad Partners in Latin America appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-09-26 06:37:07 UTC ]
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In Kevin Barry’s ‘Night Boat to Tangier,’ two Irish gangsters are entertaining company

The novelist channels the music in every voice, from lowlife philosopher to slow-footed thug, ponderous wit to fluting child. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Agency Brief is abuzz with 'purpose-driven, branded entertainment'

It’s 2019, so naturally every person in advertising feels the need to casually drop buzzwords into every conversation they have. All “thought leaders" do everything “holistically,” for example, as if that means anything to anyone. But what’s buzzier than all the buzz right now? Arguably,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Looking at books as more than just vessels for information or entertainment

Leah Price’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Books” expands how we view the concept of a book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Industry Notes: Wattpad and Viu in Partnership; Yellow Bird Options ‘Spotify Untold’

Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden's Bonnier has a film option for 'Spotify Untold.' The post Industry Notes: Wattpad and Viu in Partnership; Yellow Bird Options ‘Spotify Untold’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. ... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-21 05:30:06 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK

The latest stage in Wattpad's rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK. The post Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-08 09:05:12 UTC ]
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PRH to publish Wattpad Books in the UK

Penguin Random House is to publish Wattpad Books’ launch list in the UK this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins and Sony Pictures Entertainment in Major Elizabeth Gabler Partnership

HarperCollins' Brian Murray says the new deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment responds to today's changes in 'the business of storytelling.' The post HarperCollins and Sony Pictures Entertainment in Major Elizabeth Gabler Partnership appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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