Bookmate’s Subscription Reading Service Explained (video)

Bookmate's Subscription Reading Service Explained (video) Streaming eBooks Subscriptions Unless you've been following international ebook news (or reading this blog) you might not have heard of Bookmate. Primarily focused in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the third world, Bookmate is a lesser known competitor to Scribd and Oyster which offers a subscription ebook service in primarily markets rife with piracy.

Earlier today I was digging through Facebook when I found this video of a presentation by Simon Dunlop, the co-founder of Bookmate's parent company Dream Industries. He gave a talk at the Silicon Valley Open Doors conference a couple weeks ago which I think is worth watching.

I already posted most of the details in the video when I wrote about Bookmate earlier this month, but not all. The video adds a perspective on how the founder sees the service and shows that he has a different viewpoint from most ebook CEOs.

Bookmate is focused not just on markets that the major players are largely ignoring but also on market segments which are too poor to attract attention.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] the past, including how it has picked up funding from a leading Russian retailer, its reasons for focusing on certain markets (where piracy is an issue), and how its business model differs from Scribd’s. So I […]

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