Paperbacks - There's something about those musky pages of aged books that convey a certain romance whenever you’re about to start reading a book or visiting the world within it once more. But we’ve got to face the truth, there’s a demand for e-readers in our generation, both from the environmental and educational sectors.
Vibal Publishing, one of the country’s leading Publishing houses since 1957, is at the forefront of the pursuit in answering the call to move forward.
Earlier today at Filipinas Heritage Library, along with other bloggers, Kristine Mandigma, Program Director of Vibal Foundation introduced, Vibe – The Philippine E-Bookstore.
In partnership with HP and Samsung, the Vibe application functions as an e-bookstore catering to flat, enhanced and interactive e-books. Starting their development since September 2010, they came up with the program that would facilitate the marriage of both the bound and e-published works and textbooks. It’s like your very own National Bookstore online.
Combined with the usual “flat” type of e-books, they also developed a way for the reading to be interactive for schools and other communities in need of a new way of reading. Now not only would you be able to access your novels, but you can also get textbooks that children could learn from because of the clickable links, videos and audio posts.
It’s a whole new ballgame for the written word and a game changer for Philippine book publishing and distribution, and for us the consumers as well. Hopefully, I can hook up my office with Vibal, soon.
For more information visit http://www.vibalfoundation.org/