Photo - T Kugan, Head of Product, Device, Innovation and Roaming, Maxis.
Submissions to Malaysia's first ebook competition, launched in February this year, are now available to the public for free download, said the local organisers - telecoms provider Maxis and digital agency Xentral Methods (e-Sentral).
Members of the public could now preview and download the books until 25 April 2013, said Maxis head of product, device, innovation and roaming, T Kugan, who said the authors of the five most downloaded e-books will be selected as the winners and receive an iPad each, while the author of the most downloaded book will also receive a professional editorial and publishing consultation on how to publish and commercialise their work on digital platforms.
"We are thrilled that this competition has received such a positive response from the public, especially from young writers aged 25 and below, who made up a majority of the submissions," Kugan said. "We are also pleased to see them embracing technology as a medium to unleash their creativity and make their work known. We now encourage the public to start downloading and vote for their favourite stories."
"With this competition, we are further strengthening this proposition by giving customers access to innovative and exclusive content which is only available through our ebooks service," he said.
Kugan said Maxis launched the nation's first integrated cross-platform digital book service last year, which comprises more than 300,000 international and local books from more than 40 categories.
The competition submissions are available for previews and free downloads on Maxis' e-book service at http://ebuuk.com.my and e-Sentral's website at http://esentral.com.my until 25 April 2013. Maxis's free e-books application can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or Google Play.
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