Online Book Place

Case Study

Introduction:

Online Book Place is a premium ebook selling website. The website has over 500,000 ebooks on varied subjects such as art, cooking, computers, education, medical studies, young fiction, fiction, foreign languages, history, photography and many more. onlinebookplace.com is a brain child of our company.

At a glance:

Category Page

Book Details Page

Challenges:

  • With phenomenal popularity of Amazon Kindle and other electronic reading devices, we got the idea of gathering all ebooks at one place so that it becomes convenient for the avid readers to find, download and read the ebook of their choice. That's how onlinebookplace.com came into being.

  • Our first challenge in making the website was to accumulate and manage such huge database of books. We wanted to make it easy for the reader to search, select and buy the ebook by simply clicking through a few buttons while also catering to the needs of publishers and distributors of ebooks to host their ebooks quickly and easily on the online portal.

  • Accommodating such huge number of ebooks and yet keeping the look and feel of the website as simple and easy as possible was one of the difficult task in the project.

Solutions:

  • We created the website on sturdy Ruby on Rails technology. Being website development experts, we knew that Ruby on Rails would make an ideal choice for our ebook website as it is an Open Source multilevel web development framework. RoR is also the most cost-effective technology for website development and maintenance.

  • onlinebookplace.com is a highly automated website that is capable of updating content by itself. It is¬†integrated with appropriate distributors and publishers worldwide hence, enabling the website to host a wide range of ebooks on all possible subjects from around the world. It features several user-friendly functions such as shopping cart, creating and managing the account, devoted FAQ page. The ebooks are available in both PDF and ePUB formats. The website has google merchant center integration as well as custom PayPal integration for quick checkout.

  • We are glad we provide a unique platform for both readers and publishers to buy and sell the ebooks conveniently in a hassle free way.