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Indie Self-Publisher PublishDrive Signs Contract with China's Largest EBook Seller
August 7, 2018
The global, indie self-publishing platform PublishDrive operating out of Budapest just signed a distribution/e-book publishing contract with Dangdang, the largest ebook seller in China.
It's been seven years since Chinese retail giant Dangdang opened its ebook store, but has, so far, been inaccessible to authors and independent publishers of the West.
Global indie self-publishing platform PublishDrive was the first of its kind to sign a contract with Chinese national library supplier CNPeReading last year, bringing works of authors and indie publishers to a potential audience of millions of people. Now PublishDrive expands their reach into the Chinese market with Dangdang. With 66% of Chinese adults using their phones to read, this opportunity opens new doors for authors and indie publishers.
With online book sales increasing 28% yearly, being present in China is the next big thing for PublishDrive and its partners. PublishDrive's outstanding team has big plans to continue driving innovation in the book industry, using AI, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning to help authors sell more books and help writers become successful authorpreneurs.
PublishDrive is currently distributing 60,000+ books by 3,000+ independent publishers in 70 languages. With teams in four countries, they believe in the power of global distribution, working with 400 stores and 240,000 digital libraries worldwide, including major retailers such as Amazon, Apple or Google, and local partners.
PublishDrive is led by Forbes 30 Under 30 Kinga Jentetics and offers authors and indie publishers a reliable, data-driven global publishing platform with excellent customer service. CEO Kinga Jentetics founded the company as she was struggling to publish her master thesis; the lack of distribution opportunities prompted her to build an easy-to-use platform for indie authors and small publishers.
With the help of her co-founders, Robert Csizmar and Adam Rendes, Ms. Jentetics launched PublishDrive to bring authors the widest network of readers via an intuitive user experience which gives them global reach and full transparency on the sales of their titles.