Ebook publishing startup PublishDrive signs contract with Dangdang, China’s largest ebook seller

Books and Publishing, Business

It’s been seven years since Chinese retail giant Dangdang opened its ebook store, but has, so far, been inaccessible to authors and independent publishers of the West.

Global, indie self-publishing platform PublishDrive was the first of its kind to sign a contract with Chinese national library supplier CNPeReading last year, bringing works of authors and indie publishers to a potential audience of millions of people. Now PublishDrive expands their reach into the Chinese market with Dangdang, the biggest ebook seller in China. With 66% of Chinese adults using their phones to read, this opportunity opens new doors for authors and indie publishers.

With online book sales increasing 28% yearly, being present in China is the next big thing for PublishDrive and its partners. PublishDrive’s outstanding team has big plans to continue driving innovation in the book industry, using AI, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning to help authors sell more books and help writers become successful authorpreneurs.