Google Play has been available in India since the dawn of the service and ever since, Google has made many of the Play services available in different parts of the globe. Today, Google has officially made Google Play Books service available to Indian users.
Indian users are in for a treat today, because on tapping the Google Play icon on their Android devices, they will have access the Google Play Books service. Almost all the collection available in Google Play Books service in other countries is available to the Indian version, along with the books of Indian authors, which is a plus.
The prices seem to be converted directly from USD to INR, but there seems to be some glitches as some titles which are also available on Amazon’s Kindle and other e-book store are a bit more expensive on the Play Store. For example, The Hobbit costs INR 166 on Amazon and INR 651 on the Play Store. A Game Of Thrones sells at INR 280 on Amazon and at INR 623 on the Play Store. However, titles like Fifty Shades Of Grey are available at the same price on both the stores. Hopefully this gets fixed soon, because the prices on Google Play are 3-6 times the prices on Amazon’s Kindle.
Books are categorized on the basis of their prices i.e. Books Under INR 50 and Books Under INR 100.
Also, the books are categorized on the basis of their genres.
The Books section also has the Top Selling, New Arrivals In Fiction, New Arrivals In NonFiction, and Top Free sub-categories.
The main Categories tab has categories like Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Children’s Books, Cooking, Fiction & Literature, Health, Mind & Body, History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance and Technology & Engineering.
Also, the Play Books app is available on both Android and iOS devices. Will you be downloading the apps and purchasing books to read on your device?