Some Wattpad Titles Now Available From Sony eBook Store

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Wattpad, the huge eBook-based social network that we’ve reported about a great deal lately announced a new distribution deal with Sony yesterday, making what the company calls “a selection of top unique Wattpad titles” available for download from the Sony Reader store.

Among the initial selection of titles are “Dinner with a vampire. Did I mention I’m vegetarian?” by Canse12 (http://www.wattpad.com/user/Canse12), (which we reported on earlier as the winner of a recent Wattpad contest), “Destined To Happen” by lovemehunni (http://www.wattpad.com/user/lovemehunni), and “Bye Bye Virginity” by Just-Krissy (http://www.wattpad.com/user/Just-Krissy).

In an email interview, Wattpad CEO Allen Lau told eBookNewser how the company would make the selections of which titles to send to the Sony store: “It is a combination,” he said. “Most of them are based on popularity (reads/votes etc.) but a handful on them are handpicked.” He also said all the Wattpad titles in the Sony store are free.

This ain’t your weird shut-in cousin’s eBook about the Orc who became President; this could mean a bit of real recognition.