Publishing platform Juggernaut Books has gone live with 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. Juggernaut’s app lists four categories, Discover, Read, Write and Me. Discover lists various books available on the platform based on categories like short reads, top of the charts, in focus etc. Users can ‘star’ these categories for easy access later. Tapping on a book lets users check out the price of the book, its reviews and a preview. Users can use Paytm or a credit/debit card to make payments. Purchasing a book from the discover section adds it to the Read section of the app, which lets users read the books, bookmark them, change the font size & background color etc. Users can also add free books here. The Me section simply lists the profile and transaction history. As for the Write section of the app, the company says that this feature is coming soon. Users need to sign in with Facebook or email before they can read or make purchases. Paid membership: Interestingly, speaking to the Mint, Durga Raghunath, CEO of Juggernaut Books, said that 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…
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