In an effort to widen the reach of its publications and increase book sales, the Sahitya Akademi will go for online sale of books—both physical and electronic—through Amazon.
This will be for the first time in its 65 years of history, that Sahitya Akademi—India’s premier literary institution working with the Ministry of Culture— will be selling books published by it in 24 Indian languages online.
The Akademi, which has registered itself as vendor with Amazon, will begin with selling ten English titles, which will be available online from January 20. For electronic books, the Akademi has already had preliminary talks with Amazon teams from India and Singapore and will enter into partnership with for the production and sale of electronic books. The partnership is likely to happen soon.
Read more in a report by Vanita Srivastava published in Hindustan Times...