Amazon launches Kindle, Kindle Store and self-publishing platform in Mexico

29 Aug

Gigaom

Kindle is now available in Mexico: On Thursday, Amazon (s AMZN) launched the Mexican Kindle Store. It’s also selling the basic Kindle and front-lit Kindle Paperwhite through Mexican chain store Gandhi. And it opened its digital self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing, up to Mexicans.

“The vast majority of Mexicans do not have access to a bookstore in their town, so we’re happy to launch the Mexico Kindle Store today and bring a huge bookstore with over 2 million titles to anyone with an Internet connection,” Pedro Huerta, director of Kindle Content for Latin America, said in a statement.

The Mexican Kindle Store includes over 70,000 Spanish-language ebooks, including some in Mexican indigenous languages like Nahuatl. As an introductory offer, Amazon is selling over 1,000 ebooks for MXN$9 or less (USD $0.68).

The Kindle e-readers are only available at Gandhi stores now, not through Amazon’s website. The basic Kindle will retail for…

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