As self-publishing evolves, more opportunities appear every day for indie authors to make money and reach new readers. One exciting new opportunity is the Dreame reading app, which has exploded in popularity for the English-speaking South Asian market.
PublishDrive is thrilled to introduce the Dreame reading app to our growing distribution network of 400+ stores. If you’re a self-published author and you’d like to monetize your work through Dreame, stick around. In this article, we’ll explore:
- How Dreame works
- The benefits of distributing ebooks to Dreame
- How to reach Dreame readers through PublishDrive
What is Dreame?
Dreame is an exciting new reading app that caters to the English-speaking South Asian market for female readers between the ages of 18-35. Operated by Stary, the reading app originally started in Singapore and quickly became the top app of its kind in Indonesia and the Philippines.
It’s also one of the top reading apps in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India. Within its first year, their app was downloaded over 3 million times in the Google Play and Apple app stores, and it has an average of 1.2 million monthly active readers. It is ranked as the second highest reading app by revenue.
How Does Dreame Work?
The Dreame reading app is unique in that it has an episodic model. Instead of buying the entire ebook at once, readers pay with virtual coins to unlock each new episode of content. Books are divided into 1000-word episodes.
Read our Help Center article here to learn how authors earn royalties through this new episodic model.
Benefits of Distributing Ebooks to Dream
If you distribute your ebooks wide (compared to remaining exclusive to Amazon), then it’s important to explore all possible avenues to sell your work. With Dreame, you can take advantage of their lucrative episodic model to earn royalties for new releases, monetize your backlist, and reach a new market of voracious readers.
The episodic model is also more flexible; since readers can pick and choose which chapters to read, it’s a less risky investment for them.
It’s also great for cultivating super fans. Their reading app is already performing well in genres like Romance, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, and it’s a great way to keep your readers wanting more with your binge-worthy content. And with their promo opportunities, you can boost discoverability even more.
How To Distribute Ebooks To Dreame
If you want to reach new customers through their app, sign up to PublishDrive.
*(Note: A limited number of titles will be accepted for expedited publication by Christmas. Please submit a maximum of 3 titles from your catalog. Currently they are only accepting fiction.)
All non-expedited titles will be distributed to the app as long as this store is enabled in your distribution settings. If you’d like to opt out, simply disable Dreame in your distribution settings.
If you don’t have a PublishDrive account and you want to distribute ebooks to Dreame, sign up for PublishDrive today!
Dreame is included in PublishDrive’s Standard, Pro, and Publisher distribution plans.