Celebrate World Book Day with Amazon.in

Rejoice the love of reading with timeless gems of literary fiction with newly launched Classics book store

Bengaluru, April 22, 2015: Amazon.in, India’s largest bookstore has yet again given all book lovers a reason to rejoice and cheer. Books have been at the core of Amazon.in and on the occasion of World Book Day on April 23, 2015, Amazon.in is offering all that can make the World Book Day special for any book lover. Special discounts, free author-signed books, all time classics from around the globe, all that and much more to celebrate the love of reading.

Love to read classics and looking for your favourite one for a long time? You can now grab it on Amazon.in with the launch of its Classics store. Celebrate the love of reading with timeless gems of literary fiction written by brilliant minds from across the globe. The selection has been curated into Indian, American, English, Russian and World Classics. There will also be sections on Children classics and Indian classics (translation from other Indian languages into English and Hindi Classics too). Classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Old Man and the Sea”, “Prem Chand ki Kahaniyan”, “Animal Farm”,”Train to Pakistan”, “Gitanjali” etc. will all be up for grabs at the click of a button.

Commenting on this, Samir Kumar, Director, Category Management, Amazon India said, “We want to enhance the joy of reading for our customers and give them the best selection of books across genres. In line with our customer centric approach, we saw a huge demand for classics coming from Indian readers that prompted us to create a special Classics store for them to immerse in the magic of reading.”

“Amazon India’s initiative in creating a special Classics store is a great gift for all book lovers on World Book Day. Classics are the cornerstone of literature and especially in India, generations of readers have learnt the art of imagination more from Jane Austen, or William Shakespeare, and indeed all our favourite classics than anything they might have learnt from school or college! The world famous Penguin and Vintage Classics list offers an unrivalled range of more than 2000 books from around the world including a collection of Indian classics like the The Ramayana, The Pancatantra, The Arthashastra, Rabindranath Tagore’s Selected Poems and Stories, The Bhagavad Gita and many more said, Ananth Padmanabhan, Senior Vice President, Penguin Random House.”

On World Book Day, Amazon.in will be running an “Upto 60% off” sale on bestselling books to make all these books more accessible to book lovers. Books from popular authors such as Amish Tripathi, Chetan Bhagat, Agatha Christie, Ayn Rand and a large number of popular biographies (Sachin Tendulkar, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam), popular Hindi titles such as “Madhushala”, “Chanakya Mantra”, Children’s books (Geronimo Stilton, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), academic books, exam preparation books for CBSE exams, JEE, UPSC, PSC etc. will be on sale during the day.

When it comes to books, there can never be enough from Amazon.in, and this World Book Day, Amazon.in also gives you a chance to win author signed copies across popular books. Amazon.in will be running a contest starting at 11 am – 7 pm tomorrow on Twitter/Instagram (#ReadWith Amazon) urging book lovers to post a photo of their favourite place to read. Interesting entries will be shortlisted and selected winners throughout the day will be awarded author-signed copies of popular books from authors like Amish Tripathi, Rashmi Bansal, Sam Miller, Devdutt Pattanaik, Ravish Kumar, Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai and many more.

So, all book lovers get ready to celebrate the love of reading this World Book Day on www.amazon.in

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All Consumers on www.amazon.in benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee.

About Amazon.in
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