Starting today, Flipkart has stopped selling e-books. The e-commerce player had launched this service in 2012, but now the books will be delivered by Canada based Rakuten Kobo.
All the previous orders will remain intact, said the company. But, the money will be refunded for the books which are not available on Kobo’s e-book store. Rakuten Kobo had entered the Indian market in 2013 and launched a range of e-reader and tablet devices.
Note that competitor Amazon has expanded its books business and has been investing and marketing its Kindle device and gaining traction in the Indian market which is considered to be the second-largest English book market in the world.
Amazon recently launched KindleUnlimited in India providing subscription service (limited collection though).