Not plain vanilla anymore

A report in the Guardian yesterday points out that its a great time to be a publisher what with ebooks bringing in a whole host of new opportunities & revenue streams: ….. is the increasing popularity of book apps, distributed through app stores rather than ebook retailers. Two new iOS releases this week highlight the potential … More Not plain vanilla anymore

No way!

Will books die a quick death? Apparently not, as this editorial suggests. A straw poll of shoppers by this newspaper reveals that many people far prefer to read a book than an electronic device. It might be a several hundred year-old invention but nothing matches the look, feel and enjoyment of a good book. It … More No way!

Loyalty vs. Affinity

A recent report in the media has many people voicing their opinion that the sales of digital books in India is expected to pick up in coming months but that will not impact the aficionados love for hardcover books as has been the case in the West. Foremost are the opinions of Kapish Mehra, MD, Rupa & … More Loyalty vs. Affinity

Betting on Batting

You can find any number of books on the World Cup but here’s a book on the IPL story. Abhishek Dubey of IBN 7 has compiled meticulously and chronologically the shenanigans of the IPL Governing Council and its high-flying commissioner Lalit Modi, running through events in a dramatic fashion in his book, “The IPL Story … More Betting on Batting

Catching them young

The Deccan Herald of today carries an reprint from NYT titled ‘ EBook Devices draw in younger Generation’ But now that e-readers are cheaper and more plentiful, they have gone mass market, reaching consumers across age and demographic groups, and enticing some members of the younger generation to pick them up for the first time. … More Catching them young

Malleshwaram ishtyle

Our Malleshwaram branch is intent on proving that, along with reading, similar child friendly pursuits like painting & story telling are not going anywhere out of style!  Shown below are two pics from their recent painting and reading sessions held at the library. You can see all the pics here on our Flickr page.