Digital content providers EC Media International have launched, over a thousand e-books in Hindi at the recently concluded Delhi Book Fair: from classics in Hindi literature by Munshi Premchand to children’s books, from the Ramayana to the Mahabharata epics. Says EC Media head Ravi DeeCee : “This is a momentous achievement in Indian eBook history. We feel proud and privileged in reviving and protecting our literature and heritage through the digital platform. Wink is poised to be a new age catalyst in bringing together readers and publishers on the digital platform.”
EC Media also announced a short story writing contest ‘My Wink, My Words’, aimed at encouraging the young and aspiring writers/budding authors of Hindi literature to contribute to keep alive Hindi literature and make it interesting and exciting for today’s young generation. The winning entry will be published on WINK. Further details on the contest, may be obtained from www.thewinkstore.com
The Hindi content was demonstrated at the event along with MagsonWink, an eReadermagazine application in India, recently launched with about 25 of India’s leading magazines including OPEN, Tehelka, etc. and many regional language magazines available to download. The new eReader application has been specifically designed for iPad, Blackberry and Android gadget users all over the world and supports content in 15 Indian languages. EC Media International plans to include integration of over 150 Indian newspapers and magazines on MagsonWink application by mid-2011.
India’s first comprehensive reading platform which currently has 350,000 books including titles from fifteen Indian languages was launched in August 2010, as www.thewinkstore.com . The site also markets the 6 inch Wink e-book reader and more recently a 5 inchWink XLite version for Rs 6999. EC Media partners DC Books, a leading publishing house based in Kerala, India.
Jan 5 2011