Juggernaut rolls: Are digital books set to meet data science?

Share Share Share Share I am writing this column on the World Book Day. A new chapter in Indian book publishing was launched this week when Juggernaut Books, a cool startup, launched its smartphone app for Android (with iOS expected a week later). The software is still shaky with bugs, but the ambition is high, because it steered by two high-impact women, CEO Durga Raghunath, who was earlier with Network 18, and publisher Chiki Sarkar, who has cut her teeth at Penguin, Random House and Bloomsbury. Its investors include former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani. The big deal: this is about life after paper, or perhaps one in which paper will be there as an oh-by-the-way thing. About 100 titles are available for download, including a bunch of short stories by…


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