Update – It seems the free eBooks offer was a technical glitch from Google and HarperCollins India, so they have reverted the pricing now. Those who have already garbed the eBooks can still enjoy reading it.
We always get exited when there is something up to grab for free, it’s that time now. Soumyadip (@Soumyadip) a popular Indian blogger discovered huge collection of popular eBooks from the publisher HarperCollins India on Google Play store India that you can grab it for free. He has discovered around 40 popular eBooks on Google Play store India that you can read for free, on any device using the Google Play Books App or directly on web (books.google.co.in).
Some of the popular eBooks that I have read and seems to be very interesting include Amul’s India, The Maruti Story by R C Bhargava, some old bollywood hit film stories like Jaane Bhee Do Yaar and Deewar. Other interesting eBooks that seems to be worth of reading include Controversially Yours by Shoaib Akhtar, I Steve – Steve Jobs In His Own Words by Steve Jobs, Arzee The Dwarf by Chandrahas Choudhary, Potato Chips by Anushman Mohan and soon.
Amit Agarwal from labnol blog and Soumyadip from Cutting the Chai has nicely organized this free eBooks collection with direct links to Google Play store for quick grab. Please note that you may need to add a Credit Card or Debit Card under your Google Wallet account for getting this eBooks.
Here is the complete list of free HarperCollins India eBooks on Google Play store India –
- Amul’s India
- Arzee The Dwarf, Chandrahas Choudhary
- Best Indian Short Stories – Vol. I, Khushwant Singh
- Best Indian Short Stories – Vol. II, Khushwant Singh
- Black Ice, Mahmudul Haque
- Bobby: The Complete Story, Balaji Vittal
- Calcutta Exile, Bunny Suraiya
- Chinese Whiskers, Pallavi Aiyar
- Controversially Yours, Shoaib Akhtar
- Deewar, Vinay Lal
- Delhi Noir, Hirsh Sawhney
- Gods and Godmen of India, Khushwant Singh
- Headley And I, S Hussain Zaidi
- I, Steve – Steve Jobs In His Own Words, Steve Jobs
- India – A Traveller’s Literary Companion, Chandrahas Choudhury
- India An Introduction, Khushwant Singh
- Jaane Bhee Do Yaaro, Jai Arjun Singh
- Keep The Change, Nirupama Subramaniam
- May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, Arnab Ray
- Mediocre But Arrogant, Abhijit Bhaduri
- More Salt Than Pepper: Dropping Anchor with Karan Thapar, Karan Thapar
- Mother Maiden Mistress, Bhawana Sommya
- Olympics – The India Story, Boria Majumdar
- Potato Chips, Anushman Mohan
- Ravan And Eddie, Kiran Nagarkar
- RD Burman: The Man, The Music, Balaji Vittal
- Sex, Scotch & Scholarship, Khushwant Singh
- Tanzeem, Mukul Deva
- The Best Advice I Ever Got, The Business Today Team
- The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju: The Story of India’s Biggest Corporate Fraud, Kingshuk Nag
- The Householder, Amitabh Bagchi
- The Impatient Optimist – Bill Gates In His Words, Bill Gates
- The Intolerant Indian – Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space, Gautam Adhikari
- The Maruti Story, R C Bhargava
- The Moslems Are Coming, Azad Essa
- The Other Indians: A Political And Cultural History of South Asians In America, Vinay Lal
- The Sacred Grove, Daman Singh
- The Sikhs, Khushwant Singh
- The Sufi Courtyard: Dargahs Of Delhi, Sadia Dehlvi
- Women And Men In My Life, Khushwant Singh
This seems to be some sort of unannounced promotional offer from Google India, so don’t know the time period till this eBooks will be available for free. So grab it as soon as possible.
Earlier Amazon India during the Indian Kindle e-bookstore launch offered its customers to download one best-selling Kindle Book each day for free.