Amazon has announced that the Kindle Store is now available in France, as well as the availability of the first French-language Kindle device.
The French store offers 825,000 titles, including 35,000 French-language Kindle books. All 28 L’Express best sellers are included – Amazon says this is the the most in a digital store in France. It’s available from today, here.
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Authors can also publish their books directly to the store with the French launch of the Kindle Direct Publishing Service. Amazon offers a 70% royalty option for books sold in France, with payment receivable in Euros, British pounds or US dollars.
The French language Kindle device costs €99, and Amazon.fr customers can pre-order it today on www.amazon.fr/kindle with a release date of October 14. The only version available is the bottom-rung Kindle. As with other markets outside the US, there’s no sign of the recently announced Kindle Touch or Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet yet.