Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Books in India via SMS

Via rediff news

Reliance Communications will next month launch a mobile phone-based novel, Deaf Heaven, authored by award-winning writer Pinki Virani. The book will be packed in a set of 90 SMS messages priced at Rs 30 and made available through an specially-created SMS subscription pack.

"Subscribers will receive the entire novel over a series of SMSes spaced over a period of 30 days. Every day, the subscriber will get to read the novel through three SMSes," said Krishna Durbha, head, Reliance Communications.

Reliance also plans to convert the book into an adult audio mobile book. The audio book would be available on a multimodal number which was under development, said Durbha. "The adult audio mobile book will be offered at a flat subscription price of Rs 30. Users will be charged Re 1 per minute to hear the audio book."

The audio book, which will be made available in English, constitutes almost 60 minutes of audio content.
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