Here’s an old bit of ebook news which went unreported at the time.
Earlier this month 24Symbols with the third biggest carrier in Germany, , to offer 24Symbols’ subscription ebook service to the mobile operator’s customers.
Readers can subscribe and read as many titles from the 100,000 German language titles in 24Symbols’ catalog as they like for only 6 euros per month. The ebooks can be read in 24Symbols apps for Android, iPad, and iPhone, and the payment processing is handled by Mobilcom, which will be promoting the service both online and offline campaigns.
24Symbols is one of the older but less buzzworthy subscription ebook services. Primarily based in Spain with English and Spanish titles in its catalog, the deal with Mobilcom marks 24Symbols first major international expansion. Its competitors in Spain include Nubico, Skoobe, and Nuvem de Libros, while in Germany 24Symbols has to contend with Kindle Unlimited, Skoobe again, and Scribd.
Quite some time has passed since 24Symbols last crossed my desk, and i was frankly surprised to learn that it had added 100,000 German language titles to its catalog. That is a better selection than Skoobe boasts, and it could be more German language titles than Kindle Unlimited (it’s difficult to say from across the ocean).