(24 August 2015) In Indonesia, a number of online reading services are battling to get more eyeballs. Today, a new competitor from Russia entered the fray. Bookmate, an eBook subscription platform that brings paid access to markets that tend to have lots of piracy such as Russia and the Ukraine, announced its entrance into the Indonesian market via a new partnership with Indosat, one of the nation’s three top telcos.
In Indonesia, the service is launching under the brand name Cipika Bookmate. Ahead of the launch, Bookmate signed deals with Indonesian publishers to include 4,000 titles in Bahasa Indonesia in addition to a library of 250,000 English language titles.
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