The world’s largest online book community has just set a new milestone. WattPad announced Monday that it had registered 1,000,000 readers and writers since it launched 5 years ago.
WattPad started in the basement of Allen Lau, CEO of WattPad, back in 2006. Since that day it has grown from 2 employees and a handful of users to 15 employees, several houseplants (they’re the IT department), and over 1 million users.
It’s grown from just a basic site and a few basic apps to having apps on all major mobile platform and having readers on over 600 smartphone networks in over 160 countries. If counted together, the wattpad mobile app is very the world’s most popular ebook app.