Reported by the Canadian press to be generating ‘annualized revenue of $20 million,’ the reading-and-writing platform Wattpad is an index of YA trends.
The arrivals of a UK and fully operative Japan site later this month are the latest in NetGalley’s ongoing international expansion.
Making good on its plans for Latin American expansion, ebook distributor Bookwire buys Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais, DLD.
‘The creative team had to learn to speak tech,’ but Germany’s oolipo now is close to releasing its tools for user-generated content development.
After 15 years in R&D in the AR and VR space, SnapLearn is headed for Frankfurt with a royalty-sharing business model and virtual reality for books.
Italy’s PubCoder announces a beta edition of its third iteration, while HarperCollins Children’s Books looks to Canada’s Wattpad for new content and talent.
Wattpad scores its largest deal with a European publisher, and in France, where Wattpad grew its audience by 61 percent last year.
In a bid to build a comprehensive digital educational content platform for Russia, the publisher Prosveshcheniye creates a partnership with ISP Yandex.
‘Global vision, local service’ is how Bookwire has pushed deep into its Latin American expansion after success in Germany and Spain.
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.