A new partnership between Naperville, Ill.-based published Sourcebooks and Toronto-based writing community Wattpad will result in published print and ebooks and will bring Sourcebooks and its authors closer to the growing workshopping platform.
First, Sourcebooks will edit and and distribute several select Wattpad manuscripts under its young adult imprint, Sourcebooks Fire. The titles will be made available in print and ebook formats and distributed to physical and online bookstores around the world.
Also as part of the partnership, Sourcebooks will sponsor the Wattpad “Watty” awards, which showcases the community’s best works. And Sourcebooks authors will make new work available on the Wattpad platform.
“This partnership is all about helping connect talented authors with readers,” said Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah in a press release (below).
Wattpad CEO Allen Lau added in the release that the partnership is a “perfect fit” because both companies believe in innovating in digital publishing.
Sourcebooks is often held up as an example of an experimental and innovative publisher, earning that reputation from initiatives such as book personalization with its Put Me in the Story platform and its experiments in “agile publishing.”  Wattpad is often referred to as the “YouTube of books” and now has 16 million users who publish and workshop …read more

Via: Digital Book World