Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Going Interactive

I got this piece of news from Good News Pilipinas and thought it's worth sharing since my Dad is part of this endeavor. His current set of Filipino textbooks have this nice feature. :-)

RP bookstore expands through Google

Rex Book Store (RBS) has started digitizing some of its books as part of the Google Book Search Publisher Partner Program wherein book publishers can place their books in the Google Book Search tool.

RBS will digitize over 5,000 of its books under the Google Book Search program (

RBS already has a website ( which has a number of books digitized.

The bookstore publishes books and journals in English and Filipino, which cover pre-school to post-collegiate levels. It also has supplementary non-textbooks, reference and leisure books.

The company is hoping that the Google Book Search service will open the company to over users in the Philippines and abroad.

Rex Group of Companies Chief Operating Officer Don Timothy Buhain said the company hopes to become one of the most searched publishers for Filipino textbook materials under the program.

“Our pride in our Filipino authors drives us to seek avenues to further the reach of their scholarship and creativity. This association with Google opens a gateway for our publications to be searched with ease, and for our local authors to gain appreciation from markets far beyond the Philippines,” Buhain said.

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