Originally Posted by pastanley
No foreign language- its English only baby!
It makes perfect sense that Amazon, which is expanding globally, should be interested in a bookstore that makes efficient global delivery of print books its calling card.
Once the deal is finalized and TBD gains access to Amazon's content acquisition resources and regional storefronts there is, in fact, ample reason to expect global english sales to be followed by global spanish sales, and "out-of-region" sales and delivery; in effect, bringing to print what Kindle brings to digital.
With the future of book publishing inextricably tied to ebooks, and ebooks by nature a global product regardless of language, it is unavoidable that the business will evolve to global sales and do away with regional rights and georestrictions for all but the most parochial content. It is just a matter of time. And economies of scale.