Swiftboox is one of the latest entrants into the Indian eBooks scenario. All the big publication houses including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Penguin and Bloomsbury see India as the biggest emerging market for eBooks. And this has prompted all of these publishers to enter the Indian digital publication domain. Swiftboox is new but it has already started rubbing shoulders with these big names in eBooks.
Swiftboox is an eReader service that was launched in 2012 and it offers Indian literary work in English and major Indian languages. The eReader service believes in the philosophy of “Read Easy” where anyone can read any book, anywhere and anytime.
India has one of the richest literary cultures in the world. With more than a thousand languages spoken in the country, over the years rich content in multiple languages has been created. And Swiftboox is doing an admirable job in making this content accessible on a global scale.
Indians form one of the largest percentages of expatriates. Thus the demand for Indian language books is huge. Unfortunately, the cost of shipping printed books from abroad doesn’t allow many NRIs and PIOs access to Indian regional books. This is the gap that Swiftboox has started to bridge. Swiftboox is spreading the rich cultural heritage of India by promoting regional language eBooks in multiple genres – from philosophy to history to spirituality to fiction and so on.
Swiftboox has an open standard and supports EPUB. And this means its eBooks can be read on any device, with the reader having complete freedom in choosing their medium of digital reading. Further facilitation is now being provided by EditionGuard, Swiftboox’s hosted solution for Adobe DRM.
The platform has made giant strides in less than two years. With a large collection of free and paid eBooks, Swiftboox is quenching the thirst of all those avid eBook readers that constantly yearn for the best in Indian literary work.
Image credit: Hobbies on a Budget on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Profile_Pic_Moumita.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Moumita Goswami is a full-time homemaker and a passionate writer. She stays in Pune with her husband and daughter. After giving up working, she started writing about five years ago and can now be seen using her computer keyboard almost all the time. An MA in Psychology from Calcutta University, Moumita has spent time in Kolkata, Delhi and now Pune. For Moumita, writing started as a sudden chance but she soon discovered her likeness for it. And now she has developed a passion for writing and hardly any day passes without her scribbling a few lines. She dreams of publishing her own book one day and is working towards it.