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Bloomsbury signs up to UK ‘Spotify for textbooks’ subscription service

In the UK, Bloomsbury has signed up more than 7000 titles for a new textbook subscription service Perlego, reports the Bookseller.

Describing itself as ‘Spotify for textbooks’, Perlego offers students access to more than 20,000 ebooks for £12 ($20.35) per month. Other publishers that have joined the service include Oxford University Press, Wiley and Palgrave.

Perlego head of growth Oliviero Muzi Falconi told the Bookseller that the deal with Bloomsbury will allow the company to ‘become particularly strong in niche subjects such as Theology and Film Studies, but also expand our library in Law, Philosophy and Politics, where we already cover a large part of university reading lists in the UK’.

The company launched a beta version in January after forming in August 2016. It distributes 65% of the monthly subscription fees to participating publishers.


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