Google Play Books Finally Available In India

Finally, you can purchase something on Google Play apart from apps and games in India. The search giant has made its Books offering available in India, increasing the number of countries where Books are available to 13. That’s not a lot of countries, though. It’s probably the licensing issues and local rules which could be hindering the roll out, but a lot of Indian consumers can make use of Google’s extensive library.

Google Play Books India

There’s a lot of local content too, apart from the big names. Prices vary from under Rs. 100 to upwards of Rs. 1000. Compared to other bookstores, prices can be a bit high, seeing Google converts the prices from USD to INR, unlike say, Amazon.

I don’t like how it has ruined the Play store homescreen, though. Ergh, Google.