(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.fr today announced that authors and publishers
worldwide are now able to make their books available in the Amazon.fr
Kindle Store (www.amazon.fr/kindle)
using Kindle Direct Publishing (http://kdp.amazon.fr).
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a fast, free and easy way for authors
and publishers to make their books available to Kindle customers
worldwide via Kindle, on the web with Kindle Cloud Reader and on free
Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows
Phone, PC and Mac.
Authors and publishers can utilize the new KDP website to make their
books available in France, Germany, the UK, US and more than 100
countries worldwide, while continuing to own the rights to their books.
The popular KDP 70% royalty option is also now available for books sold
in France, and people can receive their payment in Euros, British pounds
or US dollars. For more information and program terms, please visit http://kdp.amazon.fr.
"Authors and publishers can now reach more readers by using Kindle
Direct Publishing to make their books available to French customers in
the new Amazon.fr Kindle Store, as well as customers all over the
world," said Greg Greeley, vice president, European Retail. "Authors in
many countries have already seen tremendous success with KDP, like
American author John Locke who has sold more than 1 million Kindle books
using KDP, and we're happy to bring the program to French authors and
The Amazon.fr Kindle Store, which also launched today, serves customers
in France, Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The French
Kindle Store offers customers a vast selection of over 35,000
French-language Kindle books, all 28 L'Express best sellers available in
digital—the most in France—hundreds of popular graphic novels and over
4,000 free classics in French.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.