In an expanded deal, Bookmate has signed up HarperCollins Publishers on board its subscription-based social reading service, the Russia headquartered company announced today.

The agreement, which expands the deal struck in October 2014, will add a significant number of books from HarperCollins’ UK catalogue to Bookmate’s library of English-language titles, bringing the total number of English-language tittles up to 250,000, the company said in a statement.

Launched in collaboration with StarHub, this announcement also marks Bookmate’s first foray into Asia-Pacific.

Bookmate-StarHub launchA new social ebook reading service, Bookmate, has been launched in Singapore today. The service has been launched in collaboration with Singapore telco, StarHub.

This announcement also marks Bookmate’s first foray into Asia-Pacific.

Bookmate is a subscription based social e-reading service with offices in London, Moscow and Singapore. With more than 1.5 million active users and over 500,000 titles in 9 languages, Bookmate brings readers, authors, publishers, brands and distribution partners together.