Amazon.in launches India’s largest Tamil books store

Offers more than 8000 titles across a wide range of classics, novels, collection of poems, cook books, children’s books, translations and more

Bangalore: July 7th, 2014:Tamil book lovers now have a new address to shop for all their favourite Tamil language books. They just need to log on www.amazon.in and get access to India’s largest Tamil books store! Amazon.in has launches the launch of its Tamil books store with a wide selection of over 8000 titles making it the largest Tamil book store in India.

This veritable paradise of Tamil books offers a wide selection ranging from Classics, Literature, Fiction, Biographies, Business and Finance, Self-help, Cook books to Children’s books and more by famous authors such as Kalki S Krishnamoorthy, Kannadhasan, Sujatha, Balakumaran, Sandilyan, Indra Soundarajan, Madhan, Vairamuthu, Jeyamohan and Jayakanthan amongst several others. Additionally, readers can also get their hands on Tamil translations of English best sellers. The store also has a wide selection of books in its ‘Language, Linguistics and writing’ section for customers who wish to hone their Tamil skills or learn other languages like English, Telugu, Urdu, etc. with instructions in Tamil.

"In line with our vision to enable customers to find, discover and buy anything online, we are continuously working towards bringing more selection in books in various Indian languages for our consumers. The dedicated Tamil book store on Amazon.in enables a convenient and easy access for our customers, based anywhere in India, to a huge selection of Tamil books," said Samir Kumar, Director, Amazon India. "We are confident that this easy accessibility will encourage not only the avid book readers but also occasional as well as new readers to read Tamil language books," he adds.

"e-commerce is indeed a giant step forward for regional language books. Even with enough patrons worldwide, publishers of books in these languages today, find it difficult to expose their entire collections to the target readers. Amazon.in’s initiative will go a long way in providing a platform with wide selection and accessibility to the readers in getting the books of their choice," said Badri, Director of Kizhakku Pathippagam.

Using Amazon’s intuitive search and browse experience, customers can discover books from different genres like Business and Economics, Personal development and Self-help, Health and fitness, History and Politics, Romance, Collection of poems, Crime, Thriller and Mystery, Religion and Spirituality.

The Tamil book store will offer more than 1500 popular titles for next day delivery in 20 cities across the country including Chennai.

Customers on www.amazon.in can now shop with ease and confidence from over 15 million products across categories including Books, Movies and TV shows; Kindle Devices, Tablets and eBooks; Computers and Accessories; Mobiles and Accessories; Consumer Electronics; Toys and Games; Baby Products; Personal Care Appliances; Health Care Devices; Watches; Fashion Jewellery; Home and Kitchen; Beauty Products; Video Games; Music; Luggage and Bags; Handbags and Clutches and Sports, Fitness and Outdoor equipment and now Health and Personal Care products, Shoes; women’s Ethnic wear; Sunglasses; women’s Intimate wear; Denim wear for men; men’s Inner wear and Kids wear.

All customers benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, no-risk hassle-free returns policy, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee. Customers across several cities in India can also avail guaranteed next-day delivery at Rs. 99 per order on more than 300,000 products fulfilled by Amazon.

Customers can also now shop on Amazon.in through its latest mobile shopping apps for iPhones, iPads and Android phones. They can use these apps to conveniently shop on the go just as easily as they do on their PC; they can browse and search for their favorite products, view recommendations and customer reviews, add to wish lists and cart and complete the purchase using all of the payment options available on the site and track the status of their orders. The Amazon mobile shopping App is available as a free download through Amazon Appstore: www.amazon.in/apps.

About Amazon.in
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.

Products on amazon.in range from Books and Movies & TV Shows to Kindle family of E-Readers, Tablets and eBooks; Music; Computers & Accessories; Mobiles & Tablets; Cameras & Photography; Portable Media Players; Toys & Games; Video Games; Baby Products; Personal Care Appliances; Health Care Devices; Watches; Fashion Jewellery; Luggage & Bags; Home & Kitchen; Beauty; Sports and Health & Personal Care, Shoes, Apparel and Sunglasses. It is still “Day 1” and Amazon.in is relentlessly focused on expanding selection and raising the bar for customer experience in India.

About Amazon.com
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire, and Fire TV are some of the services pioneered by Amazon.

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