Am looking for an online bookshop in India where I can buy the two best-sellers on personal productivity and time management – Getting Things Done (GTD): The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and The 4 Hour Work Week by Timonthy Ferriss. [either Paperback or Hardcover edition]
Google throws up tons of results for “online book stores in India” – some are genuine books shopping sites like eBay India, Penguin Books, Crossword, Walden, FirstandSecond, Oxford Bookstore, Rediff books, Indiatimes bookstore, Sify, Landmark, IndiaPlaza Fabmall, FutureBazaar, India Today Bookclub, etc.
The very surprising part is that the 4 hour week book is not available at any of the online book stores in India though the GTD book could be traced on the Rediff and Fabmall site (still have to check for availability).
Most online bookshops are stacked with History, religion, travel, fiction, mythology comics, computer programming, parenting, management, health and cooking books but somehow both David Ellen and Tim Ferriss, who enjoy a mass following in the corporate world and blogging community, are missing in Indian book stores.
The other option is to buy these books from international websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders but not sure if they will ship books to India.
And none of the Indian book shopping websites accept Google Checkout or Paypal. You can pay via credit cards [visa, mastercard, amex], Check, Demand Draft or online bank transfer if you have an account with ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, UTI Bank, ITZ Cash, Federal Bank, IDBI or Global Trust bank. Rediff also accepts mobile phone payments if you are registered with Citibank.