Stidenst try out Rockstand's mobile phone e-book app at the World Book Fair in Delhi ( Feb 4-10 2013)
Indian language e-books debut at Delhi Book Fair
Rockstand, iMusti impress with their e-book range in Indian launguages.
February 8 2013:The World Book Fair in Delhi this year ( till February 10)has seen Indian language e-books makean impact for the first time.
ROCKSTAND , the first eBook and eMagazine application on Mobile & Tablet platform in India, unveiled a regional eBook collection, based on tie-ups with almost 50 publishers including Delhi Press, Roli books, World Wide media, Vishwa Books, V & S Publishers, Aleekh Publishers and many more. The company is talking with more than 3000 educational institutes including schools in Delhi / NCR to promote their digital library at Rockstand.
Said Praveen Rajpal, Founder & Director, RockASAP Retail: “We have always strived to give innovative features to our readers ever since we have launched Rockstand. This is so because, we know that it’s the reader experience that matters which then ensures that the reader creates a habit rather than just a onetime read. Hence to create this habit of reading books on your Mobile or Tabs we have added regional content today. This content alone will entice readers in Tier 2 and 3 cities as well as readers who are in look out for regional content like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi etc as they will now have an access to all these books on our platform-Rockstand. In total we are introducing regional content in 18 languages today”.
ROCKSTAND is supported by multiple platforms’ like Android, IOS, Windows (Blackberry, Symbian and others are coming soon). Besides, one can carry 400-600 eBooks at a time and can read any of them according to mood and preference. Rockasap.com, an initiative by handygo Technologies is India’s First Mall-on-Mobile service which allows Mobile users to ‘shop on the move’.
Also drawing a lot of interested readers was iMusti.com, a leading player in digital entertainment, with a voluminous collection of eBooks in English, Sanskrit and other Indian languages.It has partnered with some of the popular publishers such as Dhawale Publications, Popular Prakashan, Rajpal Publishers, Pravin Prakashan, etc. The eBooks are available in their original format and delivered to subscribers via computer/laptop, iPad, and Android tablets.
Said Samir Khandwala, Founder & CEO iMusti.com: “The tremendous response we have received at New Delhi World book fair is an indication that the future of ebooks is absolutely bright and thriving. Our eBooks sales have increased significantly due to the popularity generated through this fair. Such positive development gives iMusti.com an impetus to introduce additional features and add more exciting content related with the Indian culture & literature. With internet penetration reaching the rural areas of India, we are confident that eBooks will become a great source of knowledge and entertainment for readers from every walk of life.”
iMusti.com is the only company to offer audio, video and books on a digital platform. iMusti.com gives users an option to buy or borrow the book and return after reading just as they do in a physical library. With this proposition, iMusti turns into the first music portal to launch a digital library across the globe. The users have to simply log onto iMusti.com and subscribe to around five books for approximately Rs. 300 per month. Access will be disabled automatically once the subscription expires. The members can also purchase hardcopies of books and have them shipped to their homes. Members can choose from various titles on literature, politics, history, music, spirituality as well as children's books. The books are available at affordable price ranging between $5 to $50.