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Old 09-30-2009, 06:24 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Faenad View Post
It would be great if UK customers got access to the US kindle store (both price & offering wise).
That is impossible, because of geographic restrictions on ebooks (imposed by authors and publishers).

It will be interesting to see how many titles the Kindle starts out with in the UK. It will be less than in the US, but how many less? Note that the standard DTP contract grants Amazon non-exclusive world-wide rights, and not all ebooks at Fictionwise or Books on Board are restricted in the UK (and can therefore be sold on the UK Kindle just as on the US Kindle). I think it is quite likely that Amazon will start out with a huge lead in titles in the UK, and in part this will be because it does not require ePub. There are legacy titles created before ePub existed and even some recent titles that are MOBI/AZW only.
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