HYDERABAD: With the state government announcing recruitment tests for more than 80,000 jobs, sales of Telugu Akademi books have spurted.
As a result, the academy’s income has gone up from `31.18 crore during the April- February period in 2010-11 to `34 crore in 2011-12, an increase of `2.85 crore.
Indicating that government recruitment is the main driving force in the market, the academy’s income from books aimed at competitive exams increased by `2.9 crore while sales of graduate textbooks increased by a mere `24 lakh.
Sales of Intermediate textbooks have declined slightly.
The academy publishes textbooks for Intermediate, graduation, D.Ed., B.Ed.
and prep books for competitive examinations conducted by the state government.
Headquartered in Hyderabad, it has six sales centres in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Anantapur, Warangal and Guntur.
Telugu Akademi books are preferred preparatory material for job aspirants taking any of the recruitment exams.
It is not uncommon for students to queue up at its sales counter before opening time.
Though the academy has six sales centres across the state, its counter at the head office in the state capital accounts for more than 50 per cent of the sales.