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Old 04-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Good news for Stateside, Spanish-speaking bookworms, as Amazon just unveiled a new store dubbed "eBooks Kindle en Español." The service will have access to over 33,000 digital (and hardcover) books that can be read on a variety of Kindle devices.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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And so the march continues. BN is in deep dodo if it does not get off its butt soon and figure out how to go international.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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And so the march continues. BN is in deep dodo if it does not get off its butt soon and figure out how to go international.
Agreed. Their inability to put out an international product is really hurting them.
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And so the march continues. BN is in deep dodo if it does not get off its butt soon and figure out how to go international.
In fairness, this isn't international, it's for Spanish-speakers in the US. It's a huge and growing market, but it's still domestic.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Gotcha. I assumed that it was following the French and German stores opened in Europe. I didn't read the articles.

Is this the first Spanish based store in the US or do BN, Kobo, and Sony have something similar?
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Gotcha. I assumed that it was following the French and German stores opened in Europe. I didn't read the articles.

Is this the first Spanish based store in the US or do BN, Kobo, and Sony have something similar?
Good question. Not being a Spanish-speaker myself, I haven't had occasion to investigate that.
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My guess is that it's both to tap into the domestic Spanish market and to build a collection of Spanish language ebooks prior to opening international ebook stores for Spanish speakers.
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Except that there are likely to be geographic restrictions on the e-books. Tapping into the US market makes sense though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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In fairness, this isn't international, it's for Spanish-speakers in the US. It's a huge and growing market, but it's still domestic.
I'm not sure that's true. I can access the new Spanish site and books show as available to me (in Canada), so I assume this is set up the same way the main amazon.com site is set up to deliver books to international customers now.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #11
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I'm not sure that's true. I can access the new Spanish site and books show as available to me (in Canada), so I assume this is set up the same way the main amazon.com site is set up to deliver books to international customers now.
Is that true for paper and ebooks both?
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Is this the first Spanish based store in the US or do BN, Kobo, and Sony have something similar?
B&N has been advertising the same thing since nov 2010:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...ks-in-spanish/

For the record, Amazon *already* had those books in their NorthAm bookstore; what they added was a spanish language "portal" within the Kindle store to highlight and aggregate the spanish language books. (Which is what B&N did). Makes them easier to pick out.

Also, it is distinct and separate from the Amazon Kindle store for Spain.
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Cool enough. Thanks for the info
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Gotcha. I assumed that it was following the French and German stores opened in Europe. I didn't read the articles.
Amazon have had a Spanish eBook store for people in Spain for quite a while (http://www.amazon.es), but, like the other "national" Amazon stores (UK, France, Germany, Italy) it's only available to people in Spain.

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Is good selection, but Amazon has carried this before, no?

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