SunTec Wins a Three Year Interactive eBook Publishing Contract from a Leading US-Based Academic Publisher
SunTec India, a leading multi-process IT outsourcing company, today announced that it has been selected by one of the top 10 educational publishers, based in the USA, as its partner to convert and publish textbooks in six disciplines – Social Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Poetry into rich, multimedia eBooks ready for a variety of eReader & tablet screens, and can be tagged for easy searching. The first phase of the project includes converting over 350 academic books (approximately 27,500 pages) into fully-functional, interactive eBooks using EDUPUB.
As part of the three year contract, SunTec will digitize K-12 books to make learning more engrossing for the students with vivid graphics, videos and animations, and make assessments real-time & more interactive. Our teams of content developers, instructional and interactive designers, and programmers will leverage advanced mobile, web and graphic technologies using HTML5 and CSS3 to build interactive and engaging digital books with features like text highlighting and audio narration to improve learners' reading experience.
Features of the projected interactive eBooks, include:
- Multimedia elements such as sound effects, still images and graphics, short video and audio clips, animations and simulations
- Interactive diagrams, technical symbols & formulas, complex charts, illustrations, eFlashcards, etc.
- Clickable glossary terms, cross-references, footnotes and annotations
- Multiple-choice quizzes and puzzles at the end of each chapter of digital text books
The interactive eBooks further undergo rigorous functionality tests to make sure that all links and interactivities work properly across all web and mobile platforms. To ensure that the users can easily access the eBooks on their preferred eReader, we will convert the academic content into fixed-layout KF8 for Amazon, ePub3 for Apple, Google, Kobo, Samsung & other Android devices, and PagePerfect PDF for B&N Nook. We will also perform cross-platform testing on all devices for user interface /user experience, accessibility as well as compliance.
"We are delighted to get into partnership with one of the top 10 US-based educational publishers, who recognized our proven ability to deliver high quality, interactive learning material. We follow stringent audit standards and make sure that the publisher-defined quality standards are always met", said Mr. Sugeet Wahal, VP, Digital Content Conversion Division at SunTec. "We will continue to pursue our 3S model that includes, skills, solutions, and support – making it easy for publishers to get their content to market more quickly," he further added.