National Book Trust, the premier organization in India that oversees promotion and publication of affordable books, has announced it will be making the transition to digital publishing soon. NBT further revealed it will also be launching an ebook store, details of which will be made available during the upcoming New Delhi World Book Fair. The first ebook that the National Book Trust will launch will be Swami Vivekananda- The Eternal Inspiration for the Youth. The book, penned by Professor Sandipan Sen, will be launched on February 17.
NBT also stated it will have 500 titles available for download and can be read on iOS, Android, and Kindle devices or other computing platforms such as desktop PCs. The books will be in English, Hindi, and several other Indian regional languages. The latter bit is important considering the multilingual county that India is and it is imperative that ebooks be published in the popular languages for them to succeed.