Feedbooks is officially getting an ereading app.
The company announced on Tuesday that it purchased Aldiko, an Android ereading app that has more than 20 million users, for an undisclosed sum.
Feedbooks is more than just an ebook retailer, but also a place that authors can create ebooks using its online creation tool. It was more than 800,000 titles (including commercial books) in its store.
Feedbooks has worked with Aldiko for years. It’s one of the most versatile apps allowing multiple publishing formats to be used, including DRM books. The acquisition of Aldiko keeps customers within its own ecosystem – even going as far down the line as the author.
“We are thrilled to join Feedbooks with whom we have been working for a very long time,” said Tiffany Wong, founder of Aldiko in a press release. “Feedbooks has been a key partner for Aldiko providing an international catalogue of high-quality commercial and free eBook content for Aldiko users.
“Both companies share a common vision of how open technologies can greatly benefit both users and the publishing industry. We believe that together we can provide users with an even richer and more fluid offer.”
Feedbooks isn’t stopping with just an Android app. The company stated in a press release that it hopes to have an iOS app available soon.
“With the acquisition of Aldiko, Feedbooks connects publishers and readers in total control of user experience; from works on the catalogue with our booksellers, to the Aldiko reading experience, currently for Android and soon iOS,” co-founder of Feedbooks, Loïc Roussel said.