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Flipkart exits ebooks business

Update: Flipkart has sent us a statement regarding ebooks, saying: “Currently, we are evaluating our eBooks strategy and are working towards redefining our digital offerings to our customers.” Earlier: Ecommerce player Flipkart is exiting the ebooks market. The development was first noted last month by Alliance of Independent Authors (Alli), a global non-profit for writers who self publish. Flipkart ended its distribution deal with self-publishing website Smashwords in the same month. Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, added that Flipkart was asked to repair certain problems related to the listing, and removal of Smashwords titles, to provide Smashwords an acceptable plan to prevent such issues from recurring in the future. From Smashword's blog: I informed Flipkart that if these requirements were not met that Smashwords would request the immediate removal of all Smashwords titles.  The deadline was missed and an acceptable plan was not…

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