In an expanded deal, Bookmate has signed up HarperCollins Publishers on board its subscription-based social reading service, the Russia headquartered company announced today.
The agreement, which expands the deal struck in October 2014, will add a significant number of books from HarperCollins' UK catalogue to Bookmate's library of English-language titles, bringing the total number of English-language tittles up to 250,000, the company said in a statement.
As a result, authors such as Annie Proulx and Jeffrey Eugenides and Sidney Sheldon will be available on Bookmate. Other standout HarperCollins UK titles covered in the agreement include Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize winner The God of Small Things, Ray Bradbury's seminal dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and Cecelia Ahern's debut smash PS, I Love You.
"We are very happy to deepen our relationship with HarperCollins and bring such strong titles and authors to Bookmate's readers," said Bookmate co-founder and CEO Simon Dunlop. " This further strengthens our English language catalogue ahead of several new markets launches later this year".
"UK is delighted to be working with Bookmate to bring our authors to new audiences and to provide readers with an alternative platform by which to access our titles," said HarperCollins UK CEO, Charlie Redmayne.
The deal comes after the successful launch of HarperCollins' US titles through Bookmate in October 2014 and Bookmate's international English-language launch.
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