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Canadian online storytelling hub Wattpad is taking its print operation across the pond.

The Toronto-based company announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Penguin Random House U.K. to publish six young-adult titles this year.

Wattpad says the European expansion of its publishing division speaks to the global reach of its online community of writers.

Earlier this year, the company launched Wattpad Books with an eye toward disrupting the North American book market.

In June, the imprint revealed that two Canadian writers would be featured among its winter releases.

Jessica Cunsolo’s coming-of-age tale She’s With Me and Nandi Taylor’s dragon fantasy Given are set to hit bookstores in Canada, the United States and Britain.

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