Amazon’s ebook delivery service, Kindle Direct publishing, is now available to users in India, a big deal for the company, which has been struggling to compete with Google’s Android platform.
Amazon says it has more than 8 million Kindle Direct readers in the country, with more than 5 million on the Indian Express app.
Kindle Direct also launched in China last year, but Amazon has yet to launch in the UK.
Amazon’s India app allows users to subscribe to a book and download the e-book to their tablet.
Users can also choose to pay a monthly fee, which costs $2.99 or $3.99 per month, depending on the size of the Kindle book they want to download.
Kindle’s official website for India said that the service has launched in the first three weeks of the month.
The Kindle Direct app is also available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
Amazon India’s app is the official Kindle app on the Android operating system.
Kindle Direct has been available for Android since the company acquired the company in October 2015 for $775 million.
Amazon has been in talks with Indian authorities about the future of the app since at least late 2016, when the company announced it was going to launch the service in India in 2017.
At the time, Amazon said it was targeting the Indian market as it was trying to increase its revenue by $150 million per year.