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Old 11-17-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Kindle In Canada

For all you Canadians, the ebook market is finally here. Kindle is now available in Canada.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1366152/
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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Delighted to hear it. I always thought it strange that Amazon made the Kindle available in so many other countries, but seemed to have forgotten Canada.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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This is a very good news.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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Too Late

They are only a little over a year late to get my $$$.

I ended up with a Sony because, at the time, it was my only real option. Now that I know more about the ins and outs of the ebook market I wouldn't trade my 505 for anything!

Too bad for you Amazon.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:55 AM   #5
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Amazon to launch Kindle in Canada

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Seattle-based Amazon, which did not announce the name of the wireless carrier it will use in Canada, was not immediately available for comment.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:05 AM   #6
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Apparently it's Bell. Rumour has it that they were waiting for a network launch before rolling out in Canada.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:09 AM   #7
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Wow. I always was so jealous of the Kindle and really regretted that it was not available in Canada. However, I was recently counselling a friend about buying an ebook reader and I told her to disregard the Shiny! New! Toy! vibe and really think about the features she wanted. For me, I am interested in the magazine/newspaper delivery, anywhere-Wikipedia and the chapter sampling. But other than that I would not use wireless and I am *really* interested in reading library books, so for me, the Sony is a better buy (plus I already have it!) A Kindle is tempting though, I must admit. If anything did happen to my Sony, I would have to do some serious thought.
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I really like the fact that I can now not buy the Kindle on principle rather than availability
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:32 PM   #9
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I, for one, am quite happy that the Kindle is now available to be shipped to Canada. Of course, they *would* have to announce this the day *after* I renewed my Fictionwise Buywise membership.

Now I just have to figure out how to convert my old Mobipocket and eReader DRM'd books to Kindle format.
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Just a heads up, price comes to $311 by the time they add $21 for shipping and $30 for import duties.
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Just a heads up, price comes to $311 by the time they add $21 for shipping and $30 for import duties.

So they're not sold on Amazon.ca and shipped from Canada ?
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So they're not sold on Amazon.ca and shipped from Canada ?
Sadly, No. Nor is it available for super saving shipping.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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In related news, Kindle for PC appears to be available in Canada. Can anyone confirm the iphone app? Was it before?
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #14
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Woohoo! I'm just so very very suprised that it took so long. Maybe the book licensing deals between US/Canada are so convoluted that it took a while to work everything out?
I wish publishers could just license ebooks internationally, I guess licensees in certain areas have massive hissy fits and threaten legal action at such a scenario.
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