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Exclusive: Nexus Venture backs self-publishing platform Pratilipi

Friday, June 24, 2016 | More »

Bangalore-based self-publishing platform Pratilipi has secured about Rs 6.3 crore ($925,000) in seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners and other investors, a person privy to the development told Techcircle. The round also saw participation from Contrarian Opportunities Fund I and Times Internet Lt...


Viridian Capital backs e-book publisher Matrubharti

Digital publisher Matrubharti, run by Ahmedabad-based Matrubharti Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has raised Rs 20 lakh (around $30,000) in seed funding from Viridian Capital. The funding will be used to upgrade the technology and expand its team, according to a company statement. Matrubharti is a self-publi...

13 June, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart’s app Flyte crosses 50K e-book downloads within a month

Little over a month since Flipkart.com added e-books as a category to its digital media store Flyte, the e-com major claims that it has crossed 50,000 e-book downloads from 25,000 customers. The company had launched the category with a selection of more than one lakh e-books in late November last ye...

4 January, 2013 | More »

Landmark launches e-books section on site

Popular Indian retail chain Landmark, a TATA enterprise that started in 1987 as books and music retailer but later expanded into other product categories, has launched an e-books section on its website. The company claims that it is the first Indian retail chain to do so and further adds that the e-...

3 September, 2012 | More »

Harry Potter Ebooks Are On The Way, But No Sequel

The seven Harry Potter novels will be available as ebooks in October, author J.K. Rowling said on Thursday at the launch of a new interactive online website that will allow readers to navigate through the wizard stories. Rowling gave her clearest indication yet that she would not write an eighth Har...

24 June, 2011 | More »

Amazon Says E-Books Now Outselling Paper Books

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday that it now sells more digital e-books than paper books and that its recently introduced lower-priced Kindle e-reader is outselling other versions of the device. Amazon, which does not divulge exact sales figures for the Kindle or e-books, said that for every 100 prin...

20 May, 2011 | More »

Digital Text Consumption Nearly Equal to Time Spent Reading Print: Gartner

Analyst firm Gartner conducted a survey in the fourth quarter of 2010 in six countries including India which indicated that screen reading is now virtually on a par with print consumption. The time people spend reading on a digital screen is now almost equal to the time spent reading printed paper t...

10 May, 2011 | More »

E-Book Sales Jump At The Start Of 2011

Sales of electronic books in January increased by more than 115 percent compared to the same time the year before, a report released by the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday. According to the report released by the trade association, e-book net sales increased to $69.9 million comp...

18 March, 2011 | More »