The 1st Iranian center for selling eBooks, with provisions preventing piracy and copyright law infringement, has been officially opened to sell books to Persian speakers all around the globe.
IBNA: A ceremony was held to open Fidibo.com in the presence of senior cultural figures like Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, his cultural deputy Seyyed Abbas salehi and some of the members of the Union of Tehran Booksellers and Publishers.
The website has adopted a novel method for presentation of its products. An electronic version of Persian books before publication can be purchased at the website so customers will not have to pay for print and publication costs of their desired titles. When logged on to their accounts, the customers may enjoy reading their purchases on any device that has internet connection.
The website’s manager Majid Ghasemi claims that the method is abreast with the latest eBookselling websites in the world which is unprecedented in Iran.
Also in the ceremony, the Culture Minister addressed the audience maintaining that Fidipo will increase reading per capital in the country.
He described the overall idea of the Fidibo interesting and inevitable given the ever-changing world with technological advances and the need for approximating publishers, authors and readers.