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Bookmate

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Type of business  Private
CEO  Simon Dunlop
Headquarters  London
Type of site  Social Software
Managing director  Andrew Baev
Parent organization  Dream Industries, LLC

Available in  English, Spanish, Russian, Estonian, Turkish, Swedish
Services  Social reading and publishing platform

Bookmate is a social ebook subscription service, available primarily on mobile, with catalogues in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, and Swedish. The mobile app is supported on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and feature phones, and the service is also available in a web version. Bookmate has 3 million readers, and a catalogue of over 500,000 books.

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History

The company was founded in 2010 by Victor Frumkin and Simon Dunlop, and is headquartered in London. Starting with $500,000 seed funding, Bookmate has raised two subsequent funding rounds. In June 2011, the company received $3 million from Ulmart and Essedel, and in May 2014, it received a further $3 million from Ulmart.

Simon Dunlop is the CEO of Bookmate, and Andrew Baev is its Managing Director. Bookmate is a market leader in Russia and the CIS, and has launched its services in Singapore, Indonesia, Latin America and Scandinavia.

Bookmate offers three tiers: Free, Standard and Premium, allowing access to increasing parts of the catalogue. International books, new titles, bestsellers and business books are part of the Premium subscription.

In April 2014, Bookmate received the Publishing for Digital Minds Innovation Award at the London Book Fair.

Features

Bookmate enables unlimited reading of its catalogue for a fixed monthly fee. In the app readers can follow the feeds and bookshelves of friends.

Content

Bookmate offers titles in nine different languages with a catalogue of over 500,000 books. The company has distribution deals with Ingram, Vearsa, Diversion Books, Head of Zeus, Legend Press, Casemate, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, and Faber Factory.

Partnerships with Telcos

Bookmate partners with mobile operators and original equipment manufacturers such as Indosat in Indonesia, Yotaphone in Russia, StarHub in Singapore, Kcell in Kazakhstan,! Azercell in Azerbaijan and Tigo in Latin America for preinstalls and carrier billing on mobile phones and other mobile devices.

References

Bookmate Wikipedia


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