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This article was published on March 12, 2014

Amazon Publishing expands to cover German-language fiction

Amazon Publishing expands to cover German-language fiction
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Amazon has announced that it’s expanding its  Amazon Publishing arm into German-language books, and it’s now looking to acquire fiction for Kindle-users and print-editions for sale through Amazon.

Amazon first revealed it was entering the publishing fray with AmazonEncore back in 2009, and today the program constitutes eleven imprints, including Amazon Encore (rediscovered works), Amazon Crossing (translated works), Jet City Comics (comics and graphic novels), and Amazon Publishing itself, which deals with non-fiction, memoirs, and general fiction.

AmazonCrossing, the translation-focused imprint, has already been converting English-language works into German since July 2012. Today’s news will see renewed focus specifically on new German-language books.

Amazon Publishing Launches German-Language Publishing Program

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