Amazon Launches Online Bookstores in India for Bengali, Gujarati Languages
Amazon already supported bookstore sites for Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, and Kannada, and now it’s adding Bengali and Gujarati to the list.
From The Times of India:
The retail giant Amazon Indiahas announced the launch of two dedicated online language book stores — Bengali and Gujarati. According to the company, the book stores have a wide selection of over 10,000 titles.
The range of books include classics, literature, fiction, biographies, business and finance, self-help, cook books and children’s books. There are also bestselling books by acclaimed authors like Rabindranath Tagore, Kaajal Oza Vaidya, Suchitra Bhattacharya, Satyajit Ray, Naresh Shah, Ankit Trivedi amongst others for readers.
Bestsellers from both the languages such as the Bengali titles Byomkesh Samagr and Shanku Samagra as well as the Gujarati titles Krishnayan and Mahabharat Manav Svabhar Nu Mahakavya are among the books that book lovers can find in the stores.
Curiously, the Kindle Store does not offer ebooks in either Bengali or Gujarati, nor are they supported in KDP. This is a print only deal.
Noor Patel, director, category management, Amazon India said, "We started launching our dedicated language book stores last year and have witnessed an enthusiastic response from readers across the country. Having launched Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Malayalam, we are excited to launch the dedicated Gujarati and Bengali book stores on Amazon.in. These two new stores enable a convenient and easy access for book lovers and reading enthusiasts, based anywhere in India, to a huge selection of books in the language of their choice".
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