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Flipkart stops selling ebooks in India, the world second-largest English book market

Flipkart won’t sell eBooks from December 11, but your previous purchases will remain intact. Livemint reports that the three-year-old branch of the company aimed to sell eBooks on mobile devices but realised that physical books are more popular in the segment.

tech Updated: Dec 11, 2015 14:34 IST
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Flipkart won’t sell eBooks anymore but plans to capitalise on sales of physical books.(Flipkart)

Flipkart won’t sell eBooks from December 11, but your previous purchases will remain intact. Mint reports that the three-year-old service aimed to sell ebooks on mobile devices but realised that sales of physical books far outsripped ebook sales.

For the customers who have bought their ebooks from Flipkart, any further services will be provided by e-reader company Kobo.

This decision from the Flipkart on the heels of an October report from market analyst Nielsen, which said that India is the second-largest market for English books in the world.

Read more on Mint: Flipkart stops selling ebooks.