by August 23, 2012 0 comments







 

Kindle Reader has long been awaited in India ever since it was released in US back in 2007. However, the wait comes to an end for the Indian fans of Kindle device. With the launch of the e-book reader at retail giants Croma for Rs 6,999, there is sure to be a surge of technophiles running to local Cromas to buy the 6-inch tablet. Also, a vast number of books will be available through the newly-launched India Kindle Store, including ones from Chethan Bhagat, Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi.

The India Kindle Store will let users purchase e-books in Rupees using a Visa or Mastercard. Amazon also doesn’t restrict users to only reading the books on the Kindle, as it has a Kindle app available on a variety of platforms, including iPad, Mac, PC, iPhone and Android devices. Previously, Kindle could be purchased through Amazon.com, but additional payments needed to be made for shipping.

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Another additional feature that Amazon has launched is Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). This is great news for independent authors and publishers in India who want their books to be available for Kindle customers in India and around the world. It is a platform that makes it easier for lesser-known authors to gain recognition and audience in India and elsewhere. Readers interested in knowing more about KDP can read about it here.

Many Kindle users will also be aware that there plethora of classics available on Kindle absolutely free, such as Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Readers interested in purchasing the Kindle e-reader can either purchase it at a local Croma retail store or order it online here. Croma will ship for free to all locations across India within 7 days.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. You can also email me your response at srinivasanv@cybermedia.co.in


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