Mobcast Services, which operates the digital book service GoSpoken.com, and French romantic fiction publisher Harlequin, have announced a partnership to distribute their French language eBooks to mobile phones. Mobcast will distribute Editions Harlequin’s eBook catalogue on GoSpoken.com and across partners’ app stores, making French language titles available for Blackberry, Nokia and Sony Ericsson customers that use the BlackBerry App World, Nokia Ovi store and Play-Now Arena app stores.
“Following the success of our partnership with Mills & Boon in the UK, we know romance novels are extremely popular on personal devices like mobile phones,” says Mobcast Business Development Manager, Gwen Delhumeau. “It was an obvious choice to select worldwide bestselling author Nora Roberts (300 million books sold worldwide in over 20 languages) for the first French eBook of our catalogue.”
GoSpoken.com now offers more than 8,200 titles, and will have a catalogue of 25,000 by the end of 2009, growing to 100,000 in 2010. The service is accessible at GoSpoken.com or by texting SPOKEN to 60300 from the UK.