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.
Wattpad scores its largest deal with a European publisher, and in France, where Wattpad grew its audience by 61 percent last year.
US platform Draft2Digital partners with Findaway Voices. Budapest heads for Silicon Valley as PublishDrive starts its Google Launchpad program.
Technology has enabled established and self-published authors to experiment serial publishing — making the old form new again — and finding mixed results.