The introduction to Ebooks has created an exponential rise for the publishing industry in India. The reason for the boom of Ebooks segment is only because of the introduction of smartphones and the way users consume digital content nowadays. This has definitely helped the publishing industry to increase the overall book sales in the country. Nowadays out of 5 publishers 3 definitely release the Ebook version of their book. Also, the upsurge in reading apps and online publishing platforms has made Indian content more widespread. Nowadays, when you’re mostly at home and in a situation when you can’t go if not necessary, there are various platforms that are bringing engaging and creative content for the readers. Some of these platforms are listed below.
Plop Stories – Plop Stories, a global interactive fiction entertainment platform based out of Mumbai. This Interactive fiction app is focusing on GenZ and the Millennials and disrupting the book reading space with an unique format of consumption. It is a mobile-first company that creates immersive, interactive fiction in a unique, new fast-paced format targeted towards a young audience. The format takes the written word and infuses multiple multimedia elements like video, audio and role-playing mobile-based simulations to bring a very real, life-like experience to a smart-phone obsessed generation. Plop Stories being a pure play platform, is also disrupting the writing space simultaneously by giving the writers an opportunity to pen down their stories with key elements like decision trees, gifs, simulations, etc. It was founded by Anushka Shetty (CEO) and Vineet Shetty.
Amazon Kindle – Amazon Kindle is the market leader and most popular book reading app in the world. It is considered to be the best book reading apps for Android and iOS. The app has over seven million ebooks, novels, comics and more and has a vast collection ranging from children’s books, science fiction, religion and more.You can also read your favourite books in multiple languages. The app can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play Store and the App Store. The app has a rating of 4.0 on the Play Store, and the App Size is 50 MB.
Writco – Writco is a multilingual social writing, publishing and discovery platform that connects readers & writers around the globe!
Writco has a community which has the best talent,where you get explored to the best & exclusive content, where you can find trending stories, poems & quotes. Also, you can discover the various writers & learn from their writing, we also serve you with exclusive writco content written by our expert writers.
Writco allows you to write in more than 25 categories & 11 languages where read can read as well as listen to stories and poems. The platform is owned by Atul Prohit, founder and CEO.
Wattpad- Wattpad is a social storytelling platform, where new voices write and share and readers connect with the stories they love. Wattpad connects a global community of millions of readers and writers through the power of story. Wattpad connects readers with many books that are being added to their ever-expanding library every minute of every day. You can also add books to your reading list and vote for books that you think are written in your favourite ones. It’s an absolutely
engaging platform for readers and writers both!
Pratilipi – Bengaluru-based self-publishing Pratilipi is one of the best ebook reading apps in India. It is also India’s largest digital platform for readers that allows them to read books, stories and other content in 12 Indian languages. There are over 15 lakh books, stories, articles, poems, novels, magazines and more on this app. Pratilipi claims it has 1.2 million readers and 26,000+ writers on its platform, and more than 9.5 million content pieces are read every month on mobile and desktop. Its Android app has been downloaded more than one million times. In February, Pratilipi raised Series A funding of $4.3 million led by Omidyar Network.