15 May 2019
(Yangon – 15th May 2019) –MPT today announced that it has successfully tied up with Putet Comics, Myanmar’s Number 1 Graphic Novel Creator and Publisher that would expand
“MPT Books”, with users on the Myanmar’s first and leading mobile network now able to enjoy more than 1,000 comics. Putet Comics will be available starting from May 15, 2019 with affordable rate at “MPT Books” and subscribers can choice to either purchase or rental for Putet cartoons, will be accessible via the service’s mobile app that can be downloaded by MPT customers or on their devices and PCs via web browsers. Subscribers can be rented for affordable prices start from 100 Ks or purchased prices start from 300 Ks per title.
Currently MPT Books is providing subscribers access to 25 journal titles and 27 magazine titles including, economics, IT, markets, real estate, health and human resources related magazines and journals. It enables subscribers to get these publications at an incredibly low price of only 99 Ks per day right on their smart devices and they will also have privileges to read over 100 past issues of those publications.
With this collaboration, MPT Books allows subscribers to find and enjoy the works of Myanmar popular cartoonists in the roster of Putet Comics and to follow the continuing saga of their favorite comic books characters as well as reconnect to their well-loved comic book heroes of yester-years such as Maung Maung Zar, Thmain Paw Thut , Tutpi, Jauk Jack, Shwe Ei & Shwe Bote, Ko Tint and others through MPT’s widest network.
Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Offer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “The response to MPT Books Service was overwhelming since it was launched in October 2018. We envisioned it to be the country’s largest digital library of published novels by famous authors, comics, magazines and journals in Myanmar. With this new collaboration between MPT and Putet Comics, we have jumped miles ahead of the competition in curating the widest literary content to satisfy the demands of the book lovers. We believe that this collaboration will capture more users, especially the younger ones, who will be very happy to discover Myanmar’s very own and unique pop culture.”
“In Myanmar, the rate of the readership of Myanmar comics book is decreasing. Therefore, this collaboration will support to increase the readership rate and to maintain the sustainability of Myanmar Comics” said by U Aung Chit Khin, editor-in-chief of Putet Comics.
MPT Books can be accessed from https://books.mpt.com.mm. A single account registration and allows access to the service for up to five mobile devices at the same time, applicable to both iOS or Android devices. Customers can purchase or rent books by webpage (https://books.mpt.com.mm/) or by direct dial “*7272#” to get MPT Books application download link via SMS.
For more information call 106, or visit https://www.mpt.com.mm/ , MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage and MPT Books Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MTPBooks/
About Putet Comics
Putet Comics was established in 2006 September 7th. The first product was the weekly comics journal with full-color and monthly a comics book.
In 2012, Putet started a website with the name www.putet.com.mm and sold subscription member cards. In 2013 October, Putet Mobile Application was developed for android and iOS users. In 2014, the application version was updated with the Silicon Straits team from Vietnam and maintained by Revo Tech Myanmar.
Putet co-operated with the mobile operators such as MPT, Telenor, Ooredoo and MEC for the monthly subscription payment for the application. In the application, there are thousands of comics from the most famous cartoonists in Myanmar. Short stories, joke, audio story book, the story of Buddha life and some cartoons for manner and life lesson were added to the application later on. In 2019 April, we stopped the monthly subscription with the mobile operators, and we changed to almost free subscription version. The audience need to watch some ads and collect the diamonds to read the comics with that diamonds. Putet comics application is now available on google Play store and www.putet.com.mm.