Amazon opens virtual doors to German Kindle Store

Amazon opens virtual doors to German Kindle Store

Summary: Amazon has expanded its Kindle store to Germany, making it the largest e-bookstore in that country.

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Amazon has expanded its Kindle store to Germany, making it the largest e-bookstore in that country.

The collection encompasses over 650,000 titles, including thousands of German classics, 25,000 German-language titles and 71 of 100 Spiegel bestsellers. Naturally, German-language newspapers and magazines will be available to peruse in digital form by single purchase or subscription. Those subscriptions will also be available with a free 14-day trial.

And just like with Kindle purchases in the United States, titles purchased from the German Kindle Store will be able to be synced across multiple devices sporting Kindle apps, such as PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android-based devices.

European pricing for the Kindle starts at €139 for the Wi-Fi only version and jumps to €189 for the Kindle 3G.

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  • cross-national support?

    I recently purchased the 3G/Wi-Fi Kindle and ebook copies of our travel books for Germany. When purchased, the terms said I could freely use Wi-Fi in Germany, but 3G support was more limited. I wonder if Amazon will expand its 3G privileges to American and German users who take their Kindles across the Atlantic?
    Jim Johnson