Kindle e-readers are now available for purchase at Indian electronics retailer Croma across the country at a price of 6,999 rupees(nearly $126).
Kindle lets you download books in less than 60 seconds, carry up to 1,400 books and read for up to one month on a single battery charge. You can also buy your books once and read them everywhere—on Kindle, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, and Android-based devices.
Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across all devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store, and any notes or annotations you create, are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon.com where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Amazon has also launched India Kindle Store which features more than 10 lakh books, including new releases and best sellers from a number of Indian authors, like Chetan Bhagat, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh, and Amish Tripathi.
However the Indian Kindle store isn’t any different from the U.S. version except that is only lists titles that are available for purchase in India. You cannot purchase newspapers and magazine subscriptions from the India store though.
The Kindle Readers will also find more than 1 million free books available for download to read.
“We are proud to launch this new Kindle store for Indian customers, offering Kindle book purchases in rupees and the ability to buy and read the work of many great Indian authors,” said Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content at Amazon.com. “In addition, we are excited to work with Croma to make Kindle available at retail outlets across India.”
Amazon has also extended its Kindle Direct Publishing program to independent authors and publishers in India. The program allows authors and publish: Indian authors will now be able to set prices and receive royalty payments in rupees.
The new India Kindle Store is available now at www.amazon.com/kindlestoreindia. You can also continue to purchase Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G from Amazon.com with shipment to India.