Indie ebooks distributor Smashwords inks distribution deal with Flipkart.com

by Curtis Lee Fulton

Indie ebooks distributor Smashwords says it’s inked a distribution agreement with Flipkart.com, an Indian online marketplace and bookseller. Titles from Smashwords will be available on Flipkart.com within four weeks.

According to Smashwords, Flipkart.com has 10 million registered users and serves one million visitors a day.

Smashwords says it’s been pursuing an Indian distribution strategy for several years. India is already Smashword’s fifth largest source of traffic to its online store, coming after the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

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