Wattpad Novel Scores Movie Deal

Bs2tfAnCQAAzSt2It’s been a busy week for what Amazon refers to as “reader-powered” publishing.

Amazon rolled out the Kindle Scout program on Tuesday, widening its foray into crowdsourcing book content–a trend that appears to be picking up steam lately. Now, a title that originated on the social storytelling platform Wattpad lands a deal with Paramount for a film adaptation.

The novel, called After, by Anna Todd, racked up over a billion reads on Wattpad, catching the attention both of Paramount and Simon & Schuster, which will publish it later this month.

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Related: Hear Wattpad’s Content Head Ashleigh Gardner Speak at DBW15


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