16 January 2015

Bookmate adds more titles for English language e-book section

Bookmate, the subscription-based social e-reading service, has expanded its English language e-book section following deals with e-book aggregator ePubDirect, ProfileBooks, Ingram, Diversion Books, Head of Zeus, Legend Press and Casemate. Bookmate is the first subscription-based e-reading service to partner with ePubDirect outside the US. The partnership with ePubDirect also includes Profile/Serpents Tail, Rosetta Books and Icon Books.

The service’s English language selection now includes more than 200,000 titles. More than 100,000 titles will be added from Ingram alone, with the partnership also including Workman.

Simon Dunlop, co-founder of Bookmate, commented: “English is the world’s most widely spoken language and a second language for many more people. Bookmate is strengthening its catalogue of English titles for these readers and these latest deals have brought many exciting authors to the service, continuing our trend of connecting readers with great books as we roll out to new markets this year.”

Bookmate is an open platform connecting publishers and readers directly. Authors listed on Bookmate are able to discover who is reading their book and access analytics which can aid their own promotion and marketing efforts. The platform has more than 1.5 million monthly active users. 

Read about Bookmate's Asia Pacific launch here.