Toronto's Wattpad Counts One Million users

by Rob Lewis

Toronto-based digital publishing community Wattpad now counts one million registered users. 

Wattpad CEO Allen Lau blogged the news on the company’s blog earlier this week. Lau also alluded to a "major announcement" in the next couple of weeks.

Wattpad is the pioneer in ebook cloud services. With over 5 million downloads supporting over 1,000 phone models from 600 mobile operators, Wattpad is also the most popular mobile ebook application.

Readers can download the Wattpad app to read and chat about fiction shared by professional and aspiring writers from around the world. Authors, publishers and agents use Wattpad as a mobile platform for online engagement and to create purposeful relationships with readers.

Wattpad stories are syndicated over time, chapter-by-chapter, or shared as a complete novel - facilitating social conversations between readers and global awareness for authors of all types of fiction. Wattpad allows an author to engage with readers on many levels with space for images, YouTube clips, book trailers and book covers to create a multi-media reading experience.

Wattpad was co-founded by Lau and Ivan Yuen in 2006. They will be included on our Toronto Startup Index for the first time later this month and should crack the Top 10.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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