Webnovel First Fan Meeting in Manila, Philippines : A Big Success

Last Saturday - November 24, 2018, Webnovel - the world's leading fictional stories hub - held its first ever fan meeting in Manila, Philippines where the company discussed the creation and translation of the content that they offer to subscribers.


Many Pinoy fans of the Webnovel website and mobile application - shown in the image above - attended the gathering, which gave them a chance to meet new friends who share the same hobby of reading fun, exciting, and heart-warming stories on their gadgets.

The participants also learned about Webnovel's upcoming fresh features as well as the company's future plans for its pool of writers and thousands of fans in the Philippines.


Rich Content and Active Community

Officially launched in 2017 as an overseas portal of China Literature - the largest Chinese online literature platform, Webnovel - as its name suggests - is committed to the global dissemination of web novels, bringing more value to authors worldwide while delivering high-quality web novels and excellent reading experience to readers across the globe.

As a leading authorized digital reading platform and literature intellectual property (IP) incubator, China Literature has reserved more than 10 million digital works and hosted 7.3 million authors. In fact, those Chinese TV dramas on the air in the Philippines, such as Fighter of the Destiny, Martial Universe and The Rise of Phoenixes are all intellectual property belonging to China Literature.


The stories on Webnovel are constantly updated with many chapters courtesy of the company's pool of amazing writers. With so many titles to choose from, the active Webnovel users over 1.5 hours reading stories on a daily basis. This, in turn, inspires the authors and translators to be more productive and to deliver better works.

Webnovel offers users an interesting and diversified interactive community service where they can easily understand diversified culture by following updates, posting comments, learning the culture behind a work. Users can even share their reading and writing experiences with each other through these communities.

As of today, the total number of Webnovel website and app unique visitors has exceeded 20 million. It has also gotten more than 200 individual translators and groups as well as over 5,000 original authors. On top of all that, Webnovel now has about 200 English translations of web novel works and over 9,000 original published works in English.


Incentive System for Authors

Authors can create their own story on Webnovel and the company's editorial team will provide professional writing skills to authors. The excellent royalty payment and Contracted Works Guarantee systems will ensure the authors’ earnings.

Webnovel has millions of loyal users and with various platforms such as the app, mobile website, and desktop website, all works will gain immense exposure. In addition, authors also have the chance to participate in the commercialization of their works as they can bring their characters and stories beyond the pages.

Currently, more than a dozen story categories are available to Webnovel readers, including fantasy and romance, among many others in an ever growing list.

Webnovel in The Philippines

With the rising popularity of digital reading, Webnovel is growing rapidly and adopting a diversified business model. As of writing, the application is on top of e-book reading apps ranking of Google Play signifying its success.

Fantasy and romance novels on Webnovel are a bit hit in the Philippines. In fact, as of November, 2018, 30% of Webnovel’s global readers are Filipinos and thousands of them are even creating their stories on the site. 'Anjeeriku’s PS I'm (not) Over You' and 'Lynerparel’s Adopted Soldier' are among their top titles.


Currently, some of the Filipino authors earn more than a thousand US Dollars a month on Webnovel -- and their income is expected to rise along with their continuous updates and growing fan base.

In the near futute, Webnovel will also offer novels written in the local language, Filipino, and hard-copy books will also be published by the company's industry partners here in the Philippines.

For interested readers and authors, you may download the free Webnovel app on your smartphone now via Google Play Store or Apple App Store so you can check it anytime, anywhere on your mobile device. You can also follow Webnovel through its social media accounts: Facebook - webnovel, Twitter - @lovewebnovel, and Instagram - @thewebnovel

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