Bengaluru ranks 2nd in Amazon.in Reading Trends

Bengaluru ranks 2nd in Amazon.in Reading Trends

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-02-03 18:43 Bengaluru: Bengaluru is one of the top cities spearheading the country’s love for reading, for the third consecutive year, according to the Amazon.in’s Annual Reading Trends Report. The ranking of the reading trend report was determined by compiling sales data of all the physical books sold during the course of the year 2015.This year, Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’ was the most sold book in the city, while last year’s bestseller, Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Half Girlfriend’ came in third. The Manorama Yearbook 2015 was ranked second in the number of sales in the city.The sale of the top book (Scion of Ikshvaku) was over 3x the sale of the most sold book of last year, Half Girlfriend, indicating an extremely healthy growth in the reading habits of the city.Fiction ranked as the top genre of the year in the city. Amish Tripathi’s ‘The Immortals of Meluha’, Preeti Shenoy’s ‘Life is What You Make it’, Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend and the exam preparation book ‘Word Power Made Easy’ featured for the second year in the top 10 book purchased by the city.Exam preparation books emerged as the third most popular genre and are amongst the fastest growing categories on the website that supplies the largest number of books in different languages. The Manorama Yearbook topped the Exam preparation category this year. The book moved from up from the 13th position last year to 2nd position this year in the overall book sales in Bengaluru.The translated version of Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret topped the Kannada Book Category, followed by RK Gupta’s Rapidex English for Kannada Speakers. Last year’s largest selling Kannada book, SL Bhyrappa’s Yaana, featured the best sellers list once again and was ranked 5th in the category.