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Shotformats launches offline audio and e-books app

MUMBAI: After launching an offline app store, digital media company Shotformats is now introducing offline audio and e-books in an offline app format for mobile devices.

The books that will be turned digital for the application include ‘Choker Bali’, ‘Kabuliwala’, ‘Karmabhoomi’ and other literature works by Dr Ambedkar, Rabindranath Tagore, Chanakya and Swami Vivekananda.

The product will also offer regional language circulation on the digital space in Hindi and Gujarati. It will be available as an application on mobile devices without any internet and connectivity problems. The e-books range from Rs 30 for two stories to Rs 100 for nine stories and audio books are priced at Rs 30 for one story to Rs 100 for five stories.

Shotformats Digital Works MD and CEO Niyati Shah said, “Narratives have always been an integral part of any Indian’s life. Considering that the literacy rate in India is not on the higher side, audio books would really work in this market. The Idea of digital books is very simple, easy to carry and most important it underlines the concept of ‘Go Green-Save the Earth’.”

Special features of the application include creation of bookmarks, setting an alarm for a pre-decided reading time and making notes for sections in the book. If the person misses a part in the audio book, they can go back 30 seconds to repeat it through a click.