RANDOM HOUSE’S LOVESWEPT PARTNERS WITH
ONLINE READING COMMUNITY WATTPAD
New serialization from romance rising star Ruthie Knox
Loveswept, Random House’s digital-first romance imprint, announced today an innovative digital publishing partnership with Wattpad, the world’s largest online community for reading and sharing stories. TRULY, the first novel in a brand new romance series from USA Today bestselling Loveswept author Ruthie Knox, will make its debut as a free serialized story on Wattpad this Fall before the complete ebook is published by Loveswept in August 2014.
Several chapters from TRULY will be posted each week beginning September 3, 2013, building up to the story’s conclusion on November 4. Knox’s fans and new readers from the Wattpad community will have advance access to TRULY and will be invited to help Loveswept choose the cover that goes on the final ebook edition. The Loveswept and Wattpad collaboration also provides a unique social experience and opportunity for readers to discover and engage directly with the author, instantly and from anywhere because of Wattpad’s mobile-friendly platform.
“Wattpad’s innovative approach to content creation and distribution has attracted millions of voracious readers from all over the globe,” said Allison Dobson, V.P., Business Development & Digital Publishing Director at Random House. “Everyone who reads Ruthie Knox, loves Ruthie Knox; so we are particularly excited to introduce her to the Wattpad community through this new partnership.”
“Wattpad is such a great platform for storytellers to share their work with readers in a community setting,” added Knox. “I can’t wait to see readers' reactions to the work and build excitement week by week!”
TRULY is the first of Knox’s New York series, which will consist of three full-length contemporary romances that revolve around Pulvermacher's, a Green Bay Packers-themed bar in Greenwich Village, and the Big Apple and Cheesehead couples who meet there. The following books in the series will be published as full ebooks; MADLY in October 2014 andCOMPLETELY in December 2014.
Originally a Bantam imprint that helped launch the careers of romance authors such as Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown and Iris Johansen, Loveswept relaunched in 2011 as the first digital-first romance imprint Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Loveswept publishes the best and brightest voices in romantic fiction and delivers those stories directly to digitally-savvy readers. For more information, visit ReadLoveswept.com.
Wattpad is a community of 16 million active readers. It's the best place to read and share stories on the web and across every mobile device. Everyday millions of people discover great fiction on Wattpad or share their own creative writing spanning mystery/thriller, romance, sci-fi, poetry, fan fiction and more. Think: YouTube of Books! It's a new way to connect directly with the people writing your favorite stories and for writers to reach the next generation of readers.