Amazon Opens Japanese Kindle Store Amazon Publishing

Amazon will open a Kindle Store in Japan tomorrow – October 25 – after months of speculation (and the summer entrance into the Japanese market of up-and-coming rivals ┬áKobo). According the the press release from Amazon,┬ácustomers in Japan can now pre-order the Paperwhite for an extremely competitive 8,480 yen ($106), with the 3G version costing 12,980 yen ($163) – although neither will ship until November 19. US customers will notice that makes the Paperwhite marginally cheaper in Japan than America. The new Fire won’t ship to Japan until December 19, but it can be pre-ordered with similarly competitive pricing – 12,800 yen ($160) – with the HD version┬ácoming in at 15,800 yen ($198). The Japanese Kindle Store will open tomorrow Read More…