Now vernacular e-books available on your phone

Feb 06 2013, 13:39 IST
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SummaryWith the growth of e-readers, tablet computers and print on demand technology, ebooks seem to be a popular trend.

titles such as "Housefull: The Golden Age of Indian Cinema", "Shahrukh Can" and one of the recently launched books "The Adventures of an intrepid film critic" in digital edition which is exclusively available on Rockstand. These titles have been uploaded and are live on Rockstand.

The company says it is in talks with the government to include their application into the Akash Tablets which are being distributed by the HRD Ministry to students in the

country. "We have discussed with the government to include our application the Akash Tablet so that syllabus text books can also be made available for the students to access it and make notes," says Rajpal.

"After the Book Fair we will also be holding an awareness campaign in 3000 Delhi and NCR region schools so that few syllabus books can be included in our application for easy access to students," Rajpal said.

A special feature of the application is that students as ranging between secondary school to far as university level and those preparing for secondary school examinations can also give mock test based on his syllabus and compare his scores with others before the exam.

"We have also approached JNU and other Universities to include books from their syllabus, so that students can avail the facilities which we are providing them," says Rajpal.

Social networking for book lovers and authors is also an option which the company has made available to their users. "We also have special feature, like facebook we also have our own social networking site where authors and readers can interact with each other. Authors can also launch their books in the application," says Nikhil Chandra.

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