Amazon India and Readers Huge Impact?

Loved the insight on the article. Great job Jason and so agree with Janani – it annoys me to no end when authors write about India in a poor light without getting the facts straight, and take refuge in their right to creative liberty instead of admitting their mistake an acknowledging that there was no research or a fact supporting their work. When writing about a foreign country and their culture, an author must be as thorough as possible in their research.

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Amazon India Kindle ReadersAmazon India and the country’s ebook readers should be on your radar. Why? Sheer numbers and more. India has about 1.3 billion people, adding nearly one birth each second. Over 2/3rds of the population is under 35. It is also a nation embracing technology as you may know if you’ve ever had a technical support call for a computer problem.

“Yeah, but they mostly speak Hindi,” you might say. True, but English is the official 2nd language and dominates in higher education, national media, the judicial system and high-end business. English is extremely common in India with approximately 125 million speakers. The number of English readers is likely to be 2nd only to the United States and may become the #1 English reading nation in about a decade.

Retailers there are popping up quickly. Amazon.in has just joined the ranks with established companies like Flipkart and Snapdeal.

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2 thoughts on “Amazon India and Readers Huge Impact?

  1. Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed talking with these very nice ladies and also surprised to hear Janani’s comment. I did not realize it was a common thing. Why would authors do that–why would they write about India in a poor light?

    • Thanks for posting the write-up in the first place, I am so glad someone is noticing that India has a huge potential and there are so many readers here, I love that Amazon finally came to India and we can finally make ebook and kindle purchases at our convenience without having to go through the dollar exchange rates and can order/pre-order a book almost at the same time as the rest of the world. Earlier it used to be a pain to sometimes wait for a particular book to hit Indian shores, thats now a thing of the past.
      As for the poor representation of Indian people and culture, sadly I have had this experience and wish I knew why would any author wish to write about something that could not just misrepresent a particular place or a region but an entire country and all its people. when they have no basis to make any statement and in doing so are not just projecting a wrong image to so many people but somehow in the process also losing out on a growing reader-base.

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