Targeting Filipino YA and romance fanatics who have found a home reading and writing on Wattpad, Bliss Books will publish hit titles from the platform. Bliss Books will bring some of Wattpad’s biggest stories and authors to bookshelves across the country.
“Over the years, Anvil has published a wide range of titles in diverse genres and categories in several imprints,” Andrea Pasion-Flores, general manager of Anvil said. “We think this exciting, new partnership with Wattpad will allow us to serve a large segment of the reading population and discover new voices for a new generation of readers.”
“The Philippines has become one of our most successful markets because Filipino readers and writers have embraced the limitless possibilities of storytelling on Wattpad,” said Ashleigh Gardner, Deputy General Manager at Wattpad Studios, Publishing. “We’re thrilled to work with Anvil to bring more hit Wattpad stories to bookshelves all over the country.”
The Philippines is one of Wattpad’s largest markets, and home to some of its most passionate users and successful writers. Millions of Filipino Wattpad users have shared more than 13 million story uploads on the platform. To date, hundreds of Wattpad stories have been turned into books, TV shows, and films in the Philippines.
One of Wattpad’s biggest successes in the Philippines was the hit TV5 series, Wattpad Presents. The series ran from 2014 – 2017, airing 250 episodes representing 76 Wattpad stories, reaching millions of viewers across the Philippines.
Since its inception in 1990, Anvil has published more than 2000 titles, with a wide variety of bestsellers and award winners.
The 2019 Bliss Books list will be released in summer 2019. Titles from Bliss Books are expected to hit stores midyear.
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