Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rockstand announces the winners of “My First Book at ROCKSTAND” contest

New Delhi, India, 27th February 2013 – Rockstand, eBook and eMagazine application on Mobile & Tablet announced the winners of “My First Book at ROCKSTAND” contest. Mr. Vishnuvardhan from Chennai and, Miss. Kimberly Rowe from Mumbai emerged out as the winners of the contest, they have written on the topic My Rendezvous with God and My First Love respectively. Winners from junior category are Ayush Bakshi for topic ‘My Rendezvous with God’ and Udbhav Kansal for ‘Meri Kahani Photo ki Zubani’.

Rockstand received more than 5000 entries across India and the writers included from all the age groups.
Not only winners but other best entries are also published in Rockstand platform. Winners from junior category were awarded during the New Delhi World Book Fair.

Announcing the winners, Mr. Praveen Rajpal, Founder & Director, RockASAP Retail Pvt. Ltd said “We are extremely delighted to receive such a great response from writers across the country. India is a country which has immense talent and we are proud that we created a platform for the writers to showcase their talent at Rockstand. In a few weeks the winner’s piece will be published on Rockstand and seeing this huge response we are now dedicating ourselves to the cause of ensuring that people realize their dreams of being a writer by making this an annual event. We would also like to thank our eminent jury members and will look forward to their support and presence in the forthcoming contest of ‘My first book at ROCKSTAND’.”

Rockstand has seen a great turnaround of the book lovers during the recently held New Delhi World Book Fair. Rockstand tied-up with almost 80 publishers and witnessed more than 5000 download of the app in the book fair.

The eminent jury member for My First Book at Rockstand included Dr Chandan Mitra, Managing Director & Editor, The Pioneer, Arindam Mukherjee, Senior Assistant Editor, Outlook, Prabhjot Singh, Chief of Bureau, The Tribune, Ritwik Mukherjee, Senior Assistant Editor, Financial Chronicle, Navneet Mendiratta, Deputy Editor - Exotica, The Pioneer, R Srinivasan, Associate Editor, The Hindu Business Line, Onkar Sharma, Assistant Editor, Dataquest, Varun Bhansali, Output Editor at NDTV, Satya Brahma, CEO & Editor-In-Chief, Network 7 Media Group, Rajeev Ranjan Jha, Editor, Nivesh Manthan, Bipin Chandran, Editorial Consultant, Exchange4Media Group, Stavan Desai, Executive Editor, Divya Bhaskar and Arun Arora, Group Head and EVP, Corp Comm – GVK.
With this contest, Rockstand forays into the world of ‘Self Publishing’, which is expected to revolutionize the whole world with its unique concept and opportunities lies for budding writers. With this contest, Rockstand has opened new avenues for many writers who are willing to write, no matter they have formal training or not, and publish their work. By digitally publishing their book, they will get an opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform and get recognition for their work.


ROCKSTAND is very first eBook and eMagazine application on Mobile & Tablet platforms in India which does more than JUST BOOK READING! It has been designed to cater to the needs of publisher, readers and techno enthusiast, all over the world. ROCKSTAND is supported by multiple platforms’ like Android, IOS, Windows (Blackberry, Symbian and others are coming soon). Besides, one can carry 400-600 eBooks at a time and can read any of them according to mood and preference. This app aims to curtail piracy as the ebooks and magazines on this platform are Non-transferrable, cannot be printed or copied with a zero possibility of taking a screen shot therefore making it absolute piracy proof. ROCKSTAND comes with automated bookmark, annotations, day & night mode features and many more attractive features.
About RockASAP, an initiative by handygo Technologies is India’s First Mall-on-Mobile service which allows Mobile users to ‘shop on the move’. Handygo Technologies introduced keeping in mind the increasing number of mobile users and their changing buying and reading habits. an M-commerce platform enables mobile users to shop for their favorite brands through their mobiles Anywhere, Anytime.’s search engine empowers users to search products from over 5000 products in various categories wherein the customers can select the product and place the order through a secure payment get-away or cash on delivery option which gets delivered within 3 working days. The application is available on GPRS enabled mobile handsets and IVR services. For more information visit

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