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Bid to make reading alluring

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 16: Adding more features to Guwahati Book Fair 2017, Publication Board Assam (PBA) has pledged to make reading alluring. PBA secretary Promod Kalita said that the board laid stress on e-book. It will eble readers to browse for their favourites with the help of mobile application. Accordingly, 100 books are waiting to get converted to soft copies from hard format. The books will cover all types of genres, including fiction and non-fiction. Kalita said that Rs 20 lakh would be spent for the system. For readers in other parts of Assam, sub-book fairs, in line with the Guwahati Book Fair, are proposed to be held in other places of the State as well. Some of the proposed venues are Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Jorhat. Translation of books with due consultation with the advisory committee is in pipeline.

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