RTE has announced the launch of a new e-readers subscription service.
The company will launch its new subscription service, which will include a wide range of titles, in late April, which is around a month before the launch date of the company’s ebook digital subscription service with RTE Books.
RTE eBooks will also be available on RTEs app.
Readers will be able to purchase the books through RTE’s e-commerce platform.
The subscription service will offer a range of e-books including: New Releases, New Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Horror and more.
All books will be priced at Rs 100 per month.
Each e-book will come with a digital download code for RTEi devices.
The new service comes at a time when the Indian e-reading market is struggling, with sales in the country plummeting from an all-time high of 9.6 million units in 2014.
In 2016, the e-writing market was valued at Rs. 14,971 crore, according to the latest data from the IITs e-learning platform.
With the launch, RTE hopes to revive the ereaders market.
“The success of our e-subscription service is not dependent on the market growth rate, and we are confident in the future of ereader usage,” the company said in a statement.
“It is important that our customers will have access to high-quality books through a wide variety of genres, titles and formats to satisfy their daily reading needs,” the statement added.
According to the company, its e-Books will be available to customers in the following countries: India, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Netherlands, Portugal and Finland.
A new RTE book will be released each month, which has a specific title and will be published in the range of 8 to 14 books.
This is in line with the companys previous announcements, including the launch in October last year of a digital digital e-Readers service.
“The RTEeBooks subscription service is a new approach to the ereading industry that enables us to deliver the best possible value for our customers, while at the same time offering them access to a broad range of books,” RTE Publisher-General M Venkatesh told RTE.