Amazon, today, released its Kindle Store in India, bringing over one million books in the country — including both international and local titles. The company launched India Kindle Store on Amazon.com, which can be found over here (or at amazon.com/kindlestoreindia).
The new store promises to offer largest selection, including the most bestsellers, and lowest prices of any e-bookstore in India.
Interested party can now buy the reader and eBooks — written exclusively by Indian authors such as Chetan Bhagat, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh and Amish Tripathi — from the store in Indian currency. Additionally, the Kindle e-reader will be available exclusively at Croma retail stores across the country for INR 6,999 (circa $125). At the time being, it looks like only the 6-inch Kindle E-Reader WiFi is available for this price. This 6-incher tablet can store up to 1,400 books.
In addition, Amazon has launched its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for independent authors and publishers in India to make their books available to kindle customers on both Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.
Update: The Croma’s offering is also included on Amazon’s own site Junglee, which launched way back in February.
Source – Amazon