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Dear MediaNAMA, Don’t hurt Chennaishopping.com.

Dear MediaNAMA,
I read your article today with title “Amazon.in launches Tamil books collection; No ebooks on Kindle?” posted on July 7,2014 located at http://www.medianama.com/2014/07/223-amazon-books-tamil-ebooks/
you have mentioned about our website www.chennaishopping.com in the fourth paragraph.

Another alternative is chennaishopping.com that allows for educational books. However, both of these websites lack the diverse collection Amazon.in promises.

I would like to let you know little more than what you already know about us.
Chennaishopping.com, A Chennai based online book store started in Oct 2011 serving 7000+ customers and growing till date. we sell tamil books, tamil novels, sangam literature, tamil dictionaries, poetry’s, history and epics available in Tamil (தமிழ்) Language. We bring you, your favourite Tamil books online.
  • We have 7000+ books, 100+ categories, 1500+ Authors, 50+ Leading publishers from south india. Till date, we have been selling Tamil books worldwide
  • Our customers are from United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
  • we offer customer support in Tamil for our regional customers. We also offer Express Delivery (Same Day Delivery) in Chennai.
  • We aim to connect Tamil book writers and its readers by delivering tamil books worldwide.
  • we aim to bridge the gap between Tamil book readers and the publishers by providing access to Tamil books online.
  • You can browse our latest tamil books, order easily in 3 easy steps, read at your leisure time.
  • We are working on the best delivery option for our customer to get the book quickly in your hands within 3-7 business days.
Your statement of not having diverse collection w.r.t to Tamil Books is a false statement. Also we are not just into Educational books. 
 
We are into TAMIL BOOKS of all genres.
 
I have no idea about your analysis.
One thing i could understand is that you are trying to make Amazon.in a better place for Tamil Books. You have all the liberty to do.
but I kindly request you not to damage the small startups like us.
Thank you.
Regards,
Balachandar Muruganantham
Chennaishopping.com, a unit of Zapota Online Services Pvt Ltd
UPDATE 14-07-2014:
MEDIANAMA corrected the error.
The closest Tamil readers have to getting access to books online is nammabooks.com, which although is quite popular for classics, does not have the more contemporary work in the field of Tamil literature. Another alternative is chennaishopping.com that allows for educational books (Update: we’re informed that Chennaishopping.com offers more than just educational books, and has over 7000 titles). However, both of these websites lack the diverse collection Amazon.in promises.

The closest Tamil readers have to getting access to books online is nammabooks.com, which although is quite popular for classics, does not have the more contemporary work in the field of Tamil literature. Another alternative is chennaishopping.com that allows for educational books (Update: we’re informed that Chennaishopping.com offers more than just educational books, and has over 7000 titles). However, both of these websites lack the diverse collection Amazon.in promises.

In addition to their website being secure for online transactions, customers can also download their app across Android and iOS platforms. However, these ebooks  are not available in Amazon’s Kindle due tocompatibility issues.

Corrigendum: An earlier version of this article incorrectly mentioned that Chennaishopping.com only has educational books. Our apologies for the error.

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