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New e-book subscription service enters fraught market

Bookmate aims to differentiate itself by its platform's more direct integration with social media

Launching the e-book subscription service on Wednesday were (from left) Bookmate founder Simon Dunlop; managing director Andrew Baev; and Michael Sim, lead futurist, i3 (Innovation, Investment, Incubation), StarHub. From SS$9.98 a month, users can build their own virtual library from the 500,000 e-books available


BOOKMATE, a new e-book subscription service, hopes to fire up the self-publishing scene in Singapore with its social media-friendly platform and large library of half a million titles.

Despite the closure of two major e-book players last year, Bookmate was launched on