The US-based aggregator Draft2Digital will be getting our titles in to the international all-in-one subscription service Playster in 2016.
Canada-based Playster (LINK), which just launched in the US is already available, in the words of Communications Manager Colin Strachan, “in most of Europe, Australia & NZ, the Americas and Asia.”
Strachan adds, “We’re also getting an increasing number of foreign-language titles.”
Stream Daily are suggesting Playster is now live in 100 countries. (LINK) I’m still trying to get confirmation of that.
But whatever the precise details, the deal with Draft2Digital is a great opportunity for indie authors to get on board.
Over in The International Indie Author Facebook Group D2D’s Dan Wood told us more about the D2D engagement.
“We are beginning our alpha testing right after the holidays with some books from our staff members and hope to open our beta program in mid-January. The beta period differs per retailer depending on what issues we encounter.” (LINK)
And StreetLib’s Anne-Catherine de Fombelle, in the same Group discussion, indicated StreetLib hopes to be on board with Playster in the near future.
That’s great news to wind up 2015 on.
But there’s a ton of other exciting news on the global publishing scene to report for this year, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a round-up of international developments that will have you looking forward to 2016 almost as much as I am.
If the past five years, as the self-publishing revolution got under way, have been amazing, the next five years are going to be simply incredible as the Global New Renaissance gets into second gear.