Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store

Amazon.In, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store on the eve of the Kannada Rajyotsava, the state formation day, tomorrow.

PTI| Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 21:39 PM IST
Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store

Bangalore: Amazon.In, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store on the eve of the Kannada Rajyotsava, the state formation day, tomorrow.

The store with a wide selection of more than 7,300 books, 4,700 movies and 2,500 music albums are available at "great" prices and convenience of shopping online, making it thus the largest selection in India, Amazon said in a release.

It said the store offers a wide selection ranging from classics, literature, fiction, biographies, business and finance, self-help, cook books and children's books - from leading publishers and bestselling books by acclaimed authors like S L Bhyrappa, Ravi Belagere, Kuvempu, Girish Karnad and U R Ananthamurthy, among others.

Additionally, readers can get their hands on Kannada translations of English best sellers. The store also offers a wide selection of books for customers who wish to hone their Kannada skills or learn other languages like English and Hindi with instructions in Kannada, the release said.

Amazon said Kannada movie aficionados can add to their collection by choosing classic as well as modern Kannada movies that have enthralled them all these years.

In the Amazon.In Kannada store, Kannada classical and popular music lovers can now pick up their favourite albums by Harikrishna, Hamsalekha, Ilayaaraja and others. The collection spans across all genres- Kannada Folk music, classical, devotional, harikathe and also film albums, it said.

The store has been curated in order to help modern Kannada speaking Indians who find it difficult to source books, movies and music for their family and themselves, especially if they do not reside in their state, the release said.