After the opening of Apples’s iTunes store in December, its now Google’s turn with the launch of Google Play Books in India. Book lovers can now celebrate as it includes thousands of titles from Indian authors out its more than 5 million titles.
Books have been arranged in various sections including op Selling, Top Free, New Arrivals in Fiction and New Arrivals in Non-Fiction. Apart from a number of free books, the paid ones start from INR 50.
Flipkart, launched a similar service a while back , ‘Flyte Ebooks’. Comparing it with the Google play store, I found the prices to be a little cheaper on Google Play, however the price difference is not too much. Google books has a much cleaner interface though.
“We’re happy to make it even easier for all Indian book lovers to discover and buy whatever they want to read, whether that’s the next bestseller, a new release from their favourite author or a well-loved classic. Whether you’re a bookworm or casual reader, we hope you find something great to read on Google Play,”
said Ajay Malhotra, a Google Strategic Partner Development Manager.
While Google’s Android operating system powers a majority of smartphones in India the company has been slow to build a content ecosystem on the Play store. There is still no official word for Songs and Movies to come to Google Play in near future. With Apple’s rich and complete content library already present, we can sure expect them to be included soon in Google Play as well.
With Google’s Play Store, one gets the freedom to access their content from any device, be it there PC, phone or tablet . An update to the reading app has added a number of features to make the reading experience a delight.