Amazon Opens Kindle Store In France, Basic Kindle For 99 Euro, Surcharge Abolished

Amazon opened the fourth Kindle Store in France this morning. The Amazon.fr site, previously restricted to physical books, will now give French customers access to 35,000 local language e-books from local publishers, as well as 825,000 e-books in other languages, mostly English. In addition, the store will be selling the new entry-level Kindle for 99 Euro (with free shipping). The price discrepancy with the US is largely down to there being no ad-supported device available in France, for now at least. The total selection of e-books is slightly lower than the US due to territorial restrictions, meaning that some publishers in the US don’t own the rights to sell certain titles in France. For self-publishers, if you own the rights Read More…