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Juggernaut Books is delighted to announce the launch of Talking Books, a fortnightly podcast in association with The Indian Express.

Every other Sunday, Juggernaut Books and the Indian Express will come together to feature conversations with Juggernaut’s authors, bringing you the latest from the world of ideas in India.

Launched in April 2016, the Juggernaut Books app has over 1 million downloads across Android and iOS. In May 2017, the writer’s platform went live to offer amateur writers an opportunity to digitally publish their content and stand a chance to win publishing contracts. The writer’s platform has received over 1000 stories with 15 of them securing publishing contracts.

The Indian Express Group is one of the country’s largest digital news publishers – its flagship indianexpress.com is the country’s largest English newspaper site after Timesofindia.com. The group’s business news portal, Financialexpress.com, is the largest after Economictimes.com. It’s Marathi daily newspaper site Loksatta.com is largest Marathi portal in the country and the group recently launched other regional sites in Malayalam, Tamil and Bangla. In 2016, it also launched Inuth.com, a video-first product aimed at the youth.

“At Juggernaut we publish the best and brightest minds in India. People who have big ideas and unforgettable stories to tell. We’re collaborating with The Indian Express to bring you conversations that take you beyond the books we publish into the world of great ideas.”, said Chiki Sarkar, Publisher Juggernaut Books.

“While entertainment has a monopoly on the audio streaming space today, we strongly believe that information will become an important player in the audio-on-demand landscape. To be able to read and listen at the same time is a great way to stay informed on your smartphone,” said Durga Raghunath, CEO Indian Express Digital.

The first episode of Talking Books, releasing 1 July, has Manu S Pillai in conversation with Supriya Nair, talking about the history of the Deccan, its kingdoms and their wars, and Manu’s new book Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji.

 

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