Tie up with Wiley Publications will further boost Rockstand's academic portfolio
June 24, 2014 (Newswire) - In a move to strengthen its academic portfolio, Rockstand, the leading EBooks and E-Magazines mobile application available on Android, IOS & Windows platforms today announced its tie up with Wiley Publication India. Through this alliance Rockstand will have an access to over 50 academic and exam preparatory titles of Wiley.
Commenting on the association with Wiley, Mr. Praveen Rajpal, CEO, Rockstand said, "Our eBooks and eMagazines have been performing exceptionally well but it is the academic content that continues to surprise us. Our growing user base and dominating publisher network has encouraged us to acquire more expert driven content for students. This alliance with Wiley Publication will inch us closer to realizing our dream of building Rockstand into a knowledge sharing platform".
Mr Rishi Mohan Jha, Business Head, Rockstand said, "The Indian publishing industry is registering a growth rate of 15 percent annually and is estimated to grow nearly to $2 billion. The trend is only going to get stronger when you consider that the vernacular market is booming at 11 percent clip, outperforming the national space by a good 6 percentage points. Publishers have also taken a different route to reach out to readers, such as e-books and digital content. Though clocked at 3 percent, trends suggest that users are adapting to ebooks and emagazines faster than anticipated and this partnership with Wiley Publication will boost the same on a very large scale".
Rockstand already has collaboration with over 600 publishers and a vast library of over 125,000 titles makes it one stop spot for avid readers. Rockstand has already touched over 450,000 devices and continues to accelerate in the online reading space. After dealing in trade titles and building a strong regional publisher network Rockstand now aims to build a strong academic base for students.
Rockstand, is a knowledge sharing initiative that offers a free of cost EBooks/E-Magazines reading mobile application on Android, IOS & Windows platforms. Intuitive features such as Day/Night mode, Auto-Bookmarking, Reading in offline mode, Annotations, Online/Offline Dictionary, DRM, PDF, Zoom among many other make a user's experience on Rockstand impressionable. After having touched over 4, 50,000 devices this knowledge sharing platform is among the leading smart phone APPs in India. With its intuitive features and user friendly interface this innovative application is set to revolutionize the way expert driven content is consumed on the virtual space.
Rockstand has already tied up with leading authors and publishers across the globe taking the content repertoire to over 600 publishers with over 1,25,000 titles. This app has a vast content repository spread across genres such as Romance, Knowledge, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Health, Kids, Travel, Cooking, Academic including content in Regional and Foreign languages, Rockstand also has a bouquet of readers favorite magazines such as GQ, Femina, Vogue, Digit, PC World, Indian Today, Outlook, CRN, Business World to name a few.
Rockstand also lets user store their books on cloud equivalent space to read in offline mode, this feature has been specially added keeping in mind the availability of low space in Indian manufactured smartphones. Apart from the conventional payments modes, Rockstand is a unique app with an OPERATOR BILLING FACILITY that empowers a user to pay for an E-book/E-magazine with his/her mobile talk time. Rockstand's dynamic repository has e-books from world renowned authors including content in regional languages and is constantly updated 'as-per-availability'
Rockstand's social channels on Facebook (/MyFirstBookAtRockstand ) & Twitter ( @Rockstand_India ) give real time updates on newly added content and exciting offers to fans. For more information, visit www.rockstand.in.
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley's Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.
For further information please contact:
Aman Pratap Negi