Juggernaut Books launches Android app for e-books

Dated: April 22, 2016

Publishing platform Juggernaut Books has launched an Android app listing over 150 books that users can browse and read. Many old books like Sherlock Holmes, Mark Twain, Jane Austen etc., are available for free, with paid books starting at Rs 10. Those who love to read on their mobile devices mostly prefer Amazon’s Kindle or rely on Google Play books or Apple’s iBooks. Then there are plenty of e-books apps for Android and iOS devices. Juggernaut is the new kid in the block and is dedicated to the Indian audiences as well as writers. For payment of books, Juggernaut has tied up with Paytm e-wallet as well. There are a bunch of free e-books as well.

Juggernaut has been founded by female entrepreneurs Chiki Sarkar and Durga Ragunath. Chiki Sarkar is a former publisher and worked editor-in-chief of Penguin Random House in India. Durga Ragunath has also worked with several digital media platforms in the country. Currently, the company has 24 employees.

Durga Raghunath, CEO of Juggernaut Books, said “The company will start offering daily memberships two weeks after launch followed by monthly memberships. The membership will cost Rs 15 for a day or Rs 299 for a month. Memberships will likely allow users to read any book as much as they want for the duration of the membership.”

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