Amazon Opens Its Kindle Store To Australians

Amazon today launched the Australian Kindle store providing Aussies with a selection of over 2 million ebooks, cookbooks, comics, graphic novels and more. As with other Kindle stores around the globe, the Australian version will feature a plethora of ebooks with over 26,000 English language titles including best sellers from Ricky Ponting, Tim Winton and Stephen King to name a few…

 

Amazon today launched the Australian Kindle store providing Aussies with a selection of over 2 million ebooks, cookbooks, comics, graphic novels and more.

As with other Kindle stores around the globe, the Australian version will feature a plethora of ebooks with over 26,000 English language titles including best sellers from Ricky Ponting, Tim Winton and Stephen King to name a few. There will also be a collection of illustrated children’s books and exclusives from various authors including Germaine Greer, Karly Lane and Jamese Duigan.

Amazon will also be offering Australian customers with a broad selection of content from local authors such as Rachael Johns, Sally Morgan and Kim Scott. The store will also offer over 700,000 books priced at AU$3.99 or less and over 1.4 million titles priced at AU$9.99 or less.

The Australian Kindle store will also be allowing independent authors and publishers to earn a 70% royalty through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Amazon also announced that its new Kindle Fire HD tablet and Kindle Paperwhite are now available at Dick Smith and Big W stores at a suggested retail price of AU$189 and AU$159 respectively. On the other hand, the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets will be available starting December 10 at a suggested retail price of AU$329 and AU$479 respectively.

Lastly, the company announced that the Kindle reading app can now be downloaded for free on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and WP8 devices. There are also versions for the PC and Mac. Meanwhile, Telstra customers using Android devices will be able to get the app on TelstraOne app.

 

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