so as to widen the attain of its publications and develop book sales, the Sahitya Akademi will go for online sale of books—each physical and digital—through Amazon.
This will probably be for the first time in its 65 years of history, that Sahitya Akademi—India’s optimum literary tuition working with the Ministry of culture— will likely be promoting books published via it in 24 Indian languages on-line.
The Akademi, which has registered itself as vendor with Amazon, will begin with selling ten English titles, with a view to be to be had online from January 20. For electronic books, the Akademi has already had preliminary talks with Amazon teams from India and Singapore and can enter into partnership with for the production and sale of digital books. The partnership is prone to happen soon.
“Our aim is to promote bodily books through portals and also launch sale of electronic books.This is a component of our commitment to hold excellent of Indian literature in distinctive languages to lots. we will be able to soon start selling printed books through our internet site and likewise Amazon for a wider reach and really quickly e-books will follow,” Dr k Sreenivasa Rao the Akademi’s secretary advised HT.
“On January 20, 2019 we can launch the sale of printed books by way of Amazon. First up will probably be 10 English titles. through March 31, 2019, we plan to sell a hundred English and 50 Tamil titles. Hindi will follow quickly. Our target is to sell at the least 750 Akademi publications in exclusive languages. by mid 2020, we plan to launch about one hundred digital books in partnership with the Amazon,” he brought.
among the titles, in an effort to be to be had are fashionable books equivalent to ‘Parva: A tale of struggle, Peace, Love, loss of life, God and Man’ by S.L. Bhyrappa, ‘Bharata: The Natya Sastra’ by means of Kapila Vatsayan, ‘Myths, Legends and Literary Antiquities’ by using Manoj Das, ‘history of Indian English Literature’ by using M.k. Naik, ‘A Most fair photo and different studies’ with the aid of Ashokamitran, ‘memories of tomorrow’ with the aid of Rana Nayar, and ‘Indian brief studies – 1990-2000’ through E.V. Ramakrishnan.
The Sahitya Akademi publishes about 500 books annually in 24 languages and covers nearly all the genres of literature—poetry, quick studies, novels, anthologies, criticism, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias and histories.
Most of Akademi’s gross annual turnover of upto Rs three crore is by means of direct publishing by way of publication festivals, exhibitions and stalls.
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