Frequently Asked Questions

General Queries

You can use the eBasta from any android based tablet, mobile phone, etc via eBasta App. The App is available for free download from the portal.

You can access the eBasta portal over the web using any popular browser, from your desktop or tablet or mobile.

Teacher can give the name of the eBasta. The basta names are unique. The student can search for that eBasta on eBasta portal and then download it. A number of other attributes are also available for a basta, which can also be used for search if needed.

The “Search e-Content” menu allows you to select your eBook based on the search criteria like class, subject, language and format.

e-Basta portal allows the publisher and the teacher to create an account. Click on the “Register” link at the top of e-Basta home page and choose the option either "publisher" or "teacher". Take a few moments to fill out the proper forms and you’ll have a registered account.

ePub is the standard eBook format, which makes it possible to optimize and customize text and images for both large displays like your desktop computer and small screens like your smartphone.

Ebooks are delivered almost instantaneously. You can purchase, download and start reading them within minutes, without leaving your chair. You don't have to go to a bookstore to buy them, neither wait for them for days, weeks and sometimes more to arrive in the mail.

No trees are required to manufacture paper for the pages of ebooks.

Ebooks are portable. You can carry a whole library of hundreds of books with you, on CD, in a laptop, notebook or any ebook reader, without worrying about their weight.

Ebooks are searchable. You can easily search for any information in an ebook, instead of turning page after page.

Ebooks can be interactive and contain audio, video and animations, which can enhance the message that the author is trying to convey.

Since ebooks are delivered through the Internet, there are no packing and shipping expenses.

Ebooks are very easy to to sell and distribute.

Yes. You will not download a computer virus or any other malicious file when you download eBooks or eBook readers. Additionally, Adobe readers have built-in security and encryption features to protect against copyright violations. It is sensible, however, to ensure that your virus protection is always up-to-date.

No. Once you have paid for and downloaded your eBook you can read it offline without being connected to the Internet.

It depends on the speed of your internet connection, the length of the book and whether your book contains a lot of images.

Using e-Basta

Ebasta can be created with the collection of e-contents. The user can select any number of e-contents and add into their cart and finally create as an ebasta.

The “Search e-Content” menu allows you to find your eBook based on class and subject.

A "eBasta" is compilation of "eContent" organised in a hierarchical fashion. Typically a eBasta will be compiled by a School or a teacher using eContent provided by popular publishers.

Concept of an eBasta was envisaged to reduce the burden of school bag of students and provide ease of access from anywhere. Teachers choose the best of eContent from different sources, and make it available at one click. The content in an eBasta is not limited to books, it can also contain videos, animations, etc. An eBasta can be moved from one device to another, easily.

eContent can be a eBook (textbook chapter or entire book) or Animation or Video.

Cost of a eBasta is the total cost of the eContent it contains. Some eContents are free, while some have cost associated with it. Cost of the eBasta changes accordingly. You pay this cost at the time of downloading an ebasta.

Your school teacher/school will inform you about the relevant eBasta name. You can search for the required eBasta and then purchase the eBasta. You can also browse the available eBastas and purchase the desired eBasta. The purchased e-bastas are available for download into your reading device.

When you purchase a eBasta, you get a copy of eBasta along with its contents (only the items you have purchased).  If the eBasta is free, on successful Order Completion, you get a link to download the eBasta. If the eBasta is paid, on successful completion of payment of the order, you get a link to download the eBasta. When you click on the download link, a zip file of the eBasta gets saved on your System/Device. Unzip this file, and copy full to the device of your choice. Do not change the file or directory names.

Yes. When you proceed for payment, you get option to remove items which you do not want to purchase.

eBasta can be accessed via the eBasta App from any android tablet, smart phone, etc.

Yes. Once you have purchased the eBasta, the respective eBasta ‘zip’ file is available in the Order History Page. You can download it multiple times from there.

Teacher can give the name of the eBasta. The basta names are unique. The student can search for that eBasta on eBasta portal and then download it. A number of other attributes are also available for a basta, which can also be used for search if needed.

e-Books

eBooks (or electronic books) are digital files comprised of books specially designed to be read on computer screens, PDAs or the screens of special eBook reading devices and also on mobile devices, such as Tablets and mobile phones.

e-Basta App

It is recommended that you download the selected contents suitably organised as a basta, and use the e-basta app to browse them. It maintains a teacher-chosen structure for the various contents, and helps you position the contents in a meaningful order.