[prMac.com] New York, New York – Digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter is all booked up and raring to go with a host of exciting best-sellers from publishing house, Westland Books, of the Tata Group. Close on the heels of announcing that it has crossed 20 million global users, Magzter is surging ahead to emerge as the digital reading destination, having announced its recent tie-up with Westland books. Subscribers all over the globe can now read those incredible bestsellers and more from the house of Westland. Westland’s best-selling authors include Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Ashok Banker, Rujuta Diwekar, Rashmi Bansal, Anita and Harsha Bhogle and Preeti Shenoy among others.
Magzter has gained the loyalty of 20 million global users in less than 3 years from its launch, with its proprietary Orey Click Publishing System which has now gone viral among publishers, aiding small, medium and large publications to go digital; with just one click and upload of content. The addition of books is sure to achieve more; encourage existing readers to opt for digital books, invite non-readers to get curious, convert hesitant publishers and introduce newer advertising options. Magzter’s popular ‘single-click’ phenomenon, ease of use and instant delivery has undoubtedly brought it closer to its goal of adding books and becoming a ‘complete digital reading destination.”
Inspired to make a positive change, the team at Magzter comprises the best minds in strategy and technology dedicated to the cause.
Magzter spares no efforts to deliver content for the global reader. The collection from Westland also includes books by acclaimed authors like Bishwanath Ghosh, Brian Tracy, Harsha Bhogle, Karen Anand, Mark Barnes / Mary-Jane Barnes, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Peter Osbourne, Osho, Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Vijay Nagaswami among a host of others. Westland also publishes the works of eminent writers like agricultural scientist Prof.M S. Swaminathan, journalist T J S George, film historian Theodore Bhaskaran, Madras historian S Muthiah, writer activists Sudha Murty and Sivasankari, Tamil writers Ambai and Asokamitran, Malayalam writer Mukundan and more.
Making books available on our newsstand opens up a brand new avenue of users; book lovers- of which I am one too! It also allows us existing customers to buy their favorite content from one destination. I personally have been holding off reading the Immortals of Meluha in paper format and I had told our India team that I will only read it on Magzter; and with the signing of Westland Books, this quest will now be fulfilled! The team at Magzter is renewed with excitement seeing all our efforts yield fruit,” said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.
“Enhance, enrich, enlighten! That’s what we are always working towards. The overwhelming encouragement from digital magazine publishers and consumers has brought us this close to our goal. We are certain the successful run we’ve had with magazines will continue with books too as several readers are looking forward to this. Our book reader on Magzter is state of the art with a lot of features like dictionary, social sharing, parental controls and much more,” said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.
An ambassador of the ‘Go Green’ movement, Magzter ensures every step it takes, favors all its supporters and partners; publishers, consumers and the environment at large.
“Being an initial investor in Magzter and also a publisher on the Magzter system, I must say that Magzter has been a boon for both publishers and consumers all over the world. Our magazine Galatta Cinema has grown 400% digitally in the last two years thanks to Magzter and their self-publishing system has encouraged us also to look at publishing our landmark book – “The Best of Tamil Cinema, by G. Dhananjayan!” says C. R. Venkatesh, MD & CEO of Galatta Media.
Pricing for some top selling Westland Titles:
* The Secret of the Nagas -$1.99
* The immortals of Meluha -$4.99
* The Krishna Key -$4.99
* Follow every rainbow -$2.99
* Take me home-$1.99
* sath rang ke sapne- $2.99
* The secret wish list -$1.99
* Vortal shockwave -$0.99
* 7 secrets of shiva -$0.99
* 7 secrets of vishnu – S1.99
Westland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark, is an amalgamation of two companies, EastWest Books and Westland Books, which were merged to form Westland in April 2008. EastWest Books has a long history of over 45 years in both publishing and distribution. Established in 1996, it was a successor company to the south India operations of Affiliated East West Press Private Limited, New Delhi, established in 1962. Westland Books, a joint venture company of Landmark and EastWest Books, established in 1984, specialised in marketing American trade publishers. It also published Indian reprints of the popular and best-selling Chicken Soup series. With the expertise of three companies under its fold, Westland functions in the areas of publishing, distribution (it is amongst the largest book distributors in India) and retailing of books, with a special focus on publishing. WESTLAND LIMITED is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trent Limited, the retail arm of the Tata group, the largest diversified industrial group in India. After more than 50 years of experience in import and distribution of major academic and English language trade publications from all over the world, Westland’s focus has shifted to publishing in the last 3-4 years. Today, Westland would be the fifth largest English language trade publisher in India. Since Nielsen has started their Bookscan in India which tracks bestselling titles across the country, Westland has consistently had a strong presence in the top 50 best-selling charts. Some of the authors have also found a place in the Forbes list.
It has three imprints currently, which are:
* Tranquebar Press – for literary fiction and non- fiction
* Westland – for trade books (fiction and non- fiction)
* EastWest – for south India heritage and academic cross over books
Westland has also ventured into Hindi language publishing and children’s books. The publishers for whom Westland distributes books include Random House, Transworld, St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, USA, Canongate, The Perseus group, Penguin group, Hatchette and Pan Macmillan. Westland is based in Chennai and Delhi in India.
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Magzter Inc. is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 19 million digital consumers, more than 3500 magazines, 1000s of books and comic titles from over 1000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countires. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML 5. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Magzter Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.