Without much bells and whistle, Amazon Launches Bengali Bookstore for Books in Bengali as Separate Section With Genre Division. Definitely it is Interesting in e-Commerce as Bengali Contemporary Ethnic Group is second by number of humans among all the ethnic groups on this Earth. Indeed, Bengali has their own separate Bengali Renaissance which is often compared with Italian Renaissance. Bengali Bookstore for Books in Bengali is important from the commercial point of view – Bengali known to be book lovers. This is a screenshot (modified to mask the links) from their official email :
Amazon Bengali Bookstore for Books in Bengali : Negative Impacts
While Amazon Bengali Bookstore for Books in Bengali is great to find rare books, may be banned print books, easily browse among literally millions of Titles; it is threatening to the small business owners specially in Kolkata/Calcutta and Bangladesh as well as the Publishers in Calcutta Book Fair – the rare and existing International Book Fair for the consumers on this earth. Amazon is clearly a blacklisted company by Richard M. Stallman, Founder of President of Free Software Foundation.
Amazon Bengali Bookstore for Books in Bengali : Positive Impacts
However, in terms of spread of culture, availability, definitely Amazon Bengali Book Store has positive effects. As Amazon has their own on demand publication platform Amazon CreateSpace and it costs nothing to self-publish paperback books with ISBN, separate Amazon Bengali Bookstore possibly spread the effect of Little Magazine to the International space. Also, many who are interested in book publication or has paperbacks in Bengali Language, may get interested to publish paperbacks in Bengali Language. It may happen, it can create a separate new segment.
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