Together, the merging Draft2Digital-Smashwords self-publishing platform claims at least 250,000 writers and more than 800,000 ebooks.
The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China’s online retailer Dangdang.
Pre-order and KDP Select aren’t available through the Draft2Digital self-publishing service, but it now offers access Amazon as a new distribution channel.
Draft2Digital’s ebook platform adds international library distribution. London’s Quarto partners with two new distributors for Iberoamericana.
US platform Draft2Digital partners with Findaway Voices. Budapest heads for Silicon Valley as PublishDrive starts its Google Launchpad program.
With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency.