By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi:
Storytel India partners Rajkamal Prakashan to strengthen their Hindi content catalogue
Storytel India announces Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt Ltd.as their first Hindi partners. Rajkamal Prakashan has published some of the most loved Hindi books over decades. Storytel customers can now exclusively listen to the popular collection from Rajkamal as audio books on the Storytel app. Rajkamal will showcase their books now in audio platform as well. For the book lovers it’s a delightful news to have a plethora of choices from Rajkamal as their books are available on multiple platform on their website – hardcover, e-books and now with audiobooks. The preview audio samples of the books on the website is similar to reading the preview before buying or choosing to listen to the book.
Rajkamal Prakashan Samuh has put up an eclectic list of books ranging from fiction to travelogue to satire to dalit literature for Storytel listeners. Some of the notable collection includes Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla, Aadha Goan by Rahi Masoom Raza, Kashi Ka Assi by Kashinath Singh, Mitron Marjaani by Krishna Sobti, Joothan by Omprakash Valmiki, Chaak by Maitreyi Pushpa and Aazadi Mera Brand by Anuradha Beniwal amongst other prominent authors and titles. The entire list can we viewed here
Storytel India has content in three languages, English, Hindi and Marathi. The launch catalogue is continuously expanding and currently has more than 500 audio titles including 230+ Marathi titles, 115+ Hindi titles apart from the continuously added English titles. In addition to this, Storytel will also include select e-books. Hence e-books from Rajkamal will now also be available on Storytel app. This is the first audio book subscription service launching with a strong focus on Indian languages.
Also, Storytel India will be a platform for established as well as young writers to create original series in Indian languages that take listeners into a new and exciting world of stories.
Storytel has more than 500,000 subscribers across 8 countries and India will be the 9th country where the service will be offered. Storytel’s streaming service is something like a “Netflix” version for audio books. It allows its users to listen/read unlimited audio books of all kinds through an App installed on their mobile phone.
Storytel launched its service in 2005 and to date has had more than 27 million listeners of its audiobooks. Storytel works with all types of smartphones and has an offline function that allows you to listen to audiobooks even when there is no Internet connection available. Storytel’s subscriber base grew more than 100% annually from 2010 to 2014 and continues to grow year after year. In August 2017, Storytel reached the top of the 500,000 subscribers. The company is headquartered in Stockholm and operates in 13 countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Finland, Russia, Spain, Poland and now India. It will soon launch its service in the Arab Emirates, Iceland, Turkey and Bulgaria.