Originally Posted by StoryEnthusiast
I read the Japanese news few months ago and a lot of publishers there felt they were really pressured into getting a deal with Amazon.
I doubt Amazon can exert that much pressure on the Big Publishers. We will find out once Kindle Japan come out if all the Big Publishers are on board and how much of a discount they allow Amazon to sell.
Taking a look back at previous news reports, we can see that the delays are getting more than a little tired:
October 2011: Nikkei Business Daily says Amazon is in late stage negotiations, and could enter e-book market sometime in 2011, bringing the Kindle as well.
December 2011: Kyodo News reports Amazon does not have enough publishers on board, and the new target date could be spring 2012.
February 2012: Nikkei Business Daily (again) says that the Kindle e-book reader will sell in Japan as early as April, with free data via Docomo’s 3G network.