Russian e-book subscription service Bookmate has agreed a deal with Bloomsbury, Faber Factory and Harlequin, which will add more than 15,000 backlist titles to its library.
Faber Factory will provide Bookmate’s users with access to books from publishers including Atlantic Books, Allison & Busby, John Blake, Titan Books, The History Press, Birlinn, Oldcastle Books, Pushkin Press and Short Books.
This follows a partnership between Bookmate and HarperCollins in October last year and brings the Bookmate library to more than half a million books. Bookmate currently has two million readers using the service.
Simon Dunlop, c.e.o. of Bookmate, said: “I am thrilled to be able to announce the addition of these publishers to the Bookmate service. Bloomsbury is one of the UK’s largest independent publishers. Along with the addition of Harlequin and Faber Factory, Bookmate has gained some fantastic titles. The addition of these books is in line with our goal to bring the right book to each of our readers and is especially awaited by our readers in SouthEast Asia who we are reaching through our broad partnership with local Mobile Operator, Starhub”.
Bookmate launched its English language arm last October, following the release of its app tailored for reading books on smartphones and tablets.
It added e-books from independent publishers Head of Zeus, Profile Books and Ingram in January.