Amazon Kindle store has come to Germany. Those of you who live in that country will now be able to download from 25,000 e-book titles available for your Kindle. The store will also accept work from independent authors (KDP program). Authors will get 70% of the cut for the books they publish to Amazon’s new e-book store in Germany:
German publishers and authors can now take advantage of Kindle Direct Publishing to reach a wider audience and make more money on every book sold..U.S. and U.K. authors have had tremendous success with KDP and we’re hopeful German authors and publishers will take advantage of both the increased reach and revenue that KDP has to offer,
said Greg Greeley, vice president, European Retail. As e-books continue to gain momentum, Amazon will bring its e-book store to new countries. Amazon Kindle will pretty much work the same way in Germany as it does here in the U.S.:
Customers have been asking us to make our latest-generation Kindle available from Germany and we are pleased to do that today…Plus, any German customer with a smartphone, tablet or PC and a free Kindle reading app can buy and read ebooks from the Kindle Store today.
The number of titles in the German language is a bit limited at this point. But there are thousands of free titles and English books available for Kindle. For those of you interested, Kindle is priced for as low as 139 Euros in Germany.