Raleigh, NC, January 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Wattpad, the world’s most popular ebook community, has partnered with Lulu, the leader in open publishing, to provide Wattpad writers with a Wattpad branded marketplace on Lulu.com to print, sell and promote their works.
“This year the number of titles published on Wattpad will exceed that of traditional publishing as a whole,” said Allen Lau, CEO of Wattpad. “This partnership will bring the authors of these 300,000 titles an opportunity to monetize their work.”
“The Wattpad Marketplace on Lulu.com” expands Wattpad’s offerings. It also helps Wattpad authors overcome typical sales and marketing challenges and reach a wider audience. The marketplace is powered by Lulu, which has deep expertise in technology and the online market, and provided through Lulu’s Publishing Partner Program.
"Helping authors succeed is what Lulu is all about," said Krishna Motukuri, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Lulu. "We are excited to have partners like Wattpad that share the mission."
“The Wattpad Marketplace on Lulu.com” is available at www.lulu.com/partners/wattpad.
For more information about Wattpad, please visit www.wattpad.com. To learn more about the Lulu Publishing Partner Program, visit www.lulu.com/partners.
Founded in 2006, Wattpad’s vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. The material on Wattpad is created by the community of users. Anyone can publish what they have written - a romantic story, a fan fiction, poetry or a novel - and read by anyone. All the content is easily accessible on Wattpad's website (www.wattpad.com), mobile site (m.wattpad.com) or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and more.
Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception. Also known as "YouTube for ebooks + MySpace for writers", Wattpad is now the world's most popular ebook community where readers and writers discover, share and connect, delivering billions of pages from its library of over 250,000 ebooks created by the community. Wattpad receives 10 million monthly visits on its website and mobile applications. With over 5 million downloads, Wattpad is also the most widely used mobile ebook application in the world.