Amazon Expands Language Options for Kindle

Dec 01, 2011

Amazon announced the opening of the Italian Kindle Store and the Spanish Kindle Store at and, respectively. The Italian Kindle Store offers more than 16,000 Italian-language ebooks, while the Spanish Kindle Store boasts 22,000 ebooks in Spanish; both offer access to a total of more than 900,000 titles in all languages. Italian-language Kindles and Spanish-language Kindles have also made their debut on the market, each selling for €99.

Authors and publishers also now have the option to make their books available in the and stores using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Using the Spanish-language and Italian-language KDP websites, authors and publishers can maintain the rights to their books while expanding their readership to more than 100 countries. Amazon's 70% royalty option is now available for books sold to Kindle users in Spain and Italy, in addition to the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Austria, and France.