Kindle, Amazon's world's bestselling e-reader, now after five years of its launch --made its debut on August 22, 2012 in India with over "one million books" priced in Indian Rupees (INR).
The India Kindle Store features a vast selection of titles, New Releases, Bestsellers, and works from a range of Indian authors, including Chetan Bhagat, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh and Amish Tripathi.
In addition, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for independent authors and publishers also launces in India. "KDP is a fast, free and easy way for authors and publishers to make their books available to Kindle customers in India and around the world on both Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps," Amzaon writes.
New features for authors and publishers in India include the ability to set prices specific for India, as well as receive royalty payments in rupees.
Kindle lets you carry up to 1,400 books and read for up to one month on a single battery charge. Amazon also offer free Kindle app available for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, and Android-based devices letting you download and read the books. "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.