Amazon Opens Kindle Stores In Spain & Italy, Abolishes Surcharge

Amazon opened Kindle Stores in Spain and Italy this morning, to add to the existing stores in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. The basic Kindle model is on sale in both countries for 99 Euro – the price difference with the US arising from 15% VAT (EU sales tax), and the lack of a subsidized, ad-supported model. In both stores, the Kindle is being marketed¬†heavily as a Christmas gift item, with its launch taking over the home page of both¬†Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. As with the launch of the French Kindle Store last month, the new Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire models are not available for purchase at this time. Indeed, given the amount of content deals Read More…