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Encyclopedia Britannica partners with Katha to publish ebooks

Encyclopedia Britannica, the oldest English-language encyclopaedia under production, has tied up with Indian publisher Katha to take Indian stories to children across India and worldwide. Britannica will convert titles owned by Katha into eBooks, and distribute them worldwide as part of its eBook program under the overall eLibrary initiative. Katha, is a 22-year-old non-profit organization that has published over 300 titles translated from 21 Indian languages for adults and children. It's also active in areas like education and teachers' training. Whereas, the 32-volume-set Encyclopaedia Britannica has been moving beyond its traditional base to broader educational markets, such as classroom curriculum, e-learning and language instruction. Katha will compile a Literature Reader in English with its existing and new children’s titles and stories sourced from Indian languages. This will be used as a curricular textbook for Classes 1 to 8, which Britannica…

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