2017年8月9日

Qidian International

Teaming up with Gravity Tales, Qidian International gears up the Globalization of Online Literary Works

Teaming up with Gravity Tales, Qidian International gears up the Globalization of Online Literary Works

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SHANGHAI, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ —

Qidian International, the international website and mobile app of the leading
Chinese online literature platform, Qidian.com (http://qidian.com/), sealed a
partnership agreement with Gravity Tales (http://gravitytales.com/), a renowned
website that provides English translation of Chinese online literary works. The
partnership paves the way for China Literature’s expansion into the
international online reading market.  

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Qidian International launched its website and mobile app in May 2017. Today,
the platform hosts more than 90 literary works and has attracted nearly 1.5
million visitors across its suite of products, ranging from the website to
mobile apps in the Google Play and App Store. In recent years, the demand for
Chinese online literary works has surged in English-speaking countries. Qidian
International stands out amongst the current digital reading platforms offering
a wide selection of Chinese literary works with high-quality English
translations and serialized in nature.

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Wu Wenhui, CEO of China Literature, parent company of Qidian International,
said: "Online literary works are very popular amongst Chinese readers. Through
our collaboration with Gravity Tales, we hope to offer our global audiences
greater access to Chinese literary works and provide an avenue to explore
Chinese literature."

Born as a "grassroots" translation website for Chinese online literary works,
Gravity Tales was founded in 2015 by Richard Kong, a Chinese-American with
great passion and love for Chinese online literary works. Kong’s vision is to
create a platform where he can share online literary works by different authors
with readers around the world. In two years, the website has established
well-developed processes and standards for translator training and assessments.
These processes have also become the operating standards and best practices
used by other translation websites. Gravity Tales built its reputation with its
precise but alluring translation works and innovative technologies. The
website’s highest daily visit count has surpassed 2.5 million.

Kong believes that the key to sustainable development of Chinese online
literary works in the global market is authorized intellectual property
innovation. "Without a doubt, Qidian International has the largest collection
of translated literary works from China. Teaming up with them, we hope to give
readers the best reading experience and with this established platform, we hope
to showcase to the rest of the world the fascinations in Chinese online
literary works," stated Kong.

With this new partnership, Qidian International will provide the official
intellectual property rights for its literary works as well as offer guidance
and support in technological and digital product development. It will also work
with Gravity Tales in the professional development and personal growth of
translators.

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As a veteran in translating Chinese online literary works in the US and
European markets, Gravity Tales offers Qidian International and China
Literature with unique insights and proprietary reader data on the global
consumption of Chinese online literary works. "This marks our first step in our
journey to introducing Chinese online literary works to US and European
literary markets," said Wu.

For Qidian International, the partnership with Gravity Tales is just the
beginning of a comprehensive global expansion plan. The company looks forward
to collaborating with outstanding digital platforms like Gravity Tales across
the globe to present Chinese online literary works in more languages. The
company has already forged partnerships for authorized translation and online
distribution in South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Qidian International

Qidian International is a world-leading online literature platform and
community. It is a brand that affiliates with China Literature Ltd., China’s
leading digital reading platform created through the merger between Tencent
Literature and Shanda Literature. Qidian International focuses on providing
high-quality fantasy and mystical stories to millions of readers in the global
market across its website and mobile app, offering them a customized reading
experience.

www.webnovel.com

About Gravity Tales:

As a platform that aims to connect various cultures around the world, Gravity
Tales creates novels that have vivid cultural characteristics accessible to new
geographies, forging understandings that go beyond a classroom or a
conversation. Founded in January 2015 by Richard Kong, Gravity Tales has
developed from a personal blog into a website with over 70 members. The website
provides English translations of online literary works of many source
languages, as well as authoring original English works.

www.gravitytales.com

SOURCE  Qidian International