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Radish wants you to binge-read romance novels, and now it has a fresh $63.2 million to pay its soap opera writers and gaming pros to get you hooked

Radish wants you to binge-read romance novels, and now it has a fresh $63.2 million to pay its soap opera writers and gaming pros to get you hooked
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Radish, an app that publishes fiction with a focus on romance novels, announced on Tuesday it raised $63.2 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Asia and Kakao Page Corp.




The app publishes novels chapter by chapter, giving readers the option to either wait for the next book chapter to unlock or pay to read it immediately.




CEO Seungyoon Lee told Business Insider the app is his attempt to introduce mobile serialized fiction, popular in East Asia, to the US market.




Radish produces its own content through a series of "writer's rooms," where soap opera writers produce chapters for stories daily.




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If you're in a nautical mood, you can peruse "My Pirate Prince." Or if you want something more earthy, you can try "Tempted By My Brother's Best Friend."
Those are just a few of the e-books that have racked up millions of reads on Radish, an app that publishes romance fiction in bite-sized chunks. On Tuesday the startup announced it raised $63.2 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Asia and Kakao Page Corp.
Radish plans to use the money to open a new office in Los Angeles, where it will hire more staff and expand into the entertainment industry by adapting its original stories into TV shows and games.
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