First e-books of popular FAO titles now online
Free downloads offered during pilot phase
24 July 2013, Rome - FAO has launched its first e-books, featuring bestselling titles from the world of food, agriculture and hunger eradication.
For now, the first titles are available for free download in formats compatible with major e-readers and tablets (iPad, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader and others) at the Organization's publications page.
More free publications will be uploaded during a pilot phase that will continue until later this year. Eventually, the books will be available from e-book stores.
"Offering selected titles in the increasingly popular e-book format is an important step forward," said Rachel Tucker, FAO acting publishing chief. "FAO's wealth of information on food, agriculture and hunger eradication will now be available in a format requested by a growing number of our audiences."
FAO's first e-books are available in English with other languages to follow.