November 30, 2020

China Reading Launches Qidian International, a Platform for China’s Independent Writers

From China Reading:

China Reading, China’s leading online literature platform, has officially launched both its international website as well as mobile app, as part of its expansion into the international online reading market.

The Qidian International website and the mobile app provide overseas readers with access to China Reading’s library of over 8 million exclusive online literary works across more than 200 genres, representing the majority market share in China’s original online literature market.

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The content on Qidian International will primarily be in English with future potential editions in Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese provided through cooperation with local-language internet platforms. In addition to the Qidian International website, the Qidian App, available on both Android and iOS are expected to be frequently updated for content and functionality.

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To date, China Reading has licensed over 100 literature works for physical and digital publication to publishers in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Britain, France and Russia.

Of particular note are serialized novels. These books are published online and continually updated, with a number of works running into the hundreds or even thousands of chapters. These works have largely been made available to international readers thanks to the huge efforts by the in-house team at China Reading, providing a significant amount of content on a daily basis available to international fans of Chinese literature.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Qidian International

 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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