After having already conquered France, Germany and the UK, Amazon has now brought the Kindle and its associated online store to the shores of Italy and Spain. With today's launch, Iberian users will be able to choose from a selection of more than 22,000 Spanish-language titles, which they can now devour on their very own Kindle devices, available for the first time on Amazon.es. Italian readers will have a slightly smaller selection to choose from, with about 16,000 native-language books available online, though they too now have a Kindle to call their own, giving them access to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service, as well Both country-specific versions of the e-reader are available for €99 at the source link below, but curious lettori can dig up more information in the dueling press releases, after the break.
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Amazon.es Launches Spanish Kindle Store and First Spanish-Language Kindle

Customers can now buy the all-new Kindle - the world's bestselling e-reader - the lightest, fastest and most affordable Kindle ever - for only 99€ on Amazon.es

Offering the most best sellers in Spain and largest selection of Catalan, Basque and Galician titles

LUXEMBOURG-December 1, 2011-(NASDAQ: AMZN)-Amazon.es today launched the Spanish Kindle Store offering customers a vast selection of over 22,000 Spanish-language Kindle books, including the most best sellers in Spain with 20 of the Top 30 El Cultural fiction and non-fiction best sellers, the largest selection of Catalan, Basque and Galician books-and over a thousand free classics in Spanish. The new store offers customers over 900,000 titles – including thousands of global best sellers – in English and other languages. Amazon also announced the new Kindle-the smallest, lightest and most affordable Kindle ever-is now available on Amazon.es for only 99€. Amazon.es customers can order the first Spanish-language Kindle today on www.amazon.es/kindle.

"We are excited to introduce the new Spanish Kindle Store which features the most best sellers in Spain, the leading selection of titles in Catalan, Basque and Galician and also includes unique and exclusive titles from Rosa Montero," said Gordon Willoughby, Director, EU Kindle. "Kindle is already the best-selling e-reader in the world. It comes with an electronic ink display that reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright daylight and it offers the convenience of downloading books in less than 60 seconds. Kindle is so small and light that it disappears in your hands, which is just what you want when you are reading a great story like 'El puente de los asesinos,' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte."

The Spanish Kindle Store's vast selection of content in a wide range of categories includes popular titles from best-selling authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Navarro and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, as well as short form content from El País and La Vanguardia, uniquely available on Kindle. In addition, the store will launch with three exclusive self-published books from award winning author and journalist Rosa Montero, using Kindle Direct Publishing. From today, independent authors and publishers can use Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available inAmazon.es's Kindle Store. (For more information on Kindle Direct Publishing, see today's announcement at www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.)

Kindle books are "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" with free Kindle reading apps available for the most popular devices, including iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC , Mac and Android-based devices. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your place across all devices, so you can pick up reading where you left off. Plus, with Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store, and any notes or annotations you create, are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon.es where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

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Amazon.it Launches Italian Kindle Store and First Italian-Language Kindle

Customers can now buy the all-new Kindle – the world's best-selling e-reader – the lightest, fastest and most affordable Kindle ever-for only 99€ on Amazon.it

Largest selection of digital Italian-language titles

LUXEMBOURG-December 1, 2011-(NASDAQ: AMZN)- Amazon.it today launched the Italian Kindle Store offering customers the largest selection of Italian-language titles in digital with over 16,000 Italian-language Kindle books, a wide array of best sellers and hundreds of free Italian classics. In all, the new store offers customers over 900,000 titles-including thousands of global best sellers-in English and other languages. Amazon also announced the new Kindle-the smallest, lightest and most affordable Kindle ever-is now available on Amazon.it for only 99€. Amazon.it customers can order the first Italian-language Kindle today on www.amazon.it/kindle.

"We are excited to introduce the new Italian Kindle Store with the largest digital selection of Italian-language titles to millions of Amazon.it customers today. Italian customers are passionate about books and reading and we believe they will love reading great Italian books like Roberto Saviano's 'Gomorra,' Tiziano Terzani's 'Un indovino mi disse' and current best sellers like the new Steve Jobs biography on Kindle," said Diego Piacentini, senior vice president, Amazon.com . "Kindle is already the best-selling e-reader in the world. It comes with an electronic ink display that reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright daylight and it offers the convenience of downloading books in less than 60 seconds. Kindle is so small and light that it disappears in your hands, which is great when you are looking for a story in which you can get lost in the author's words like Umberto Eco's 'Il Cimitero di Praga.'"

The Italian Kindle Store's vast selection of content in a wide range of categories includes popular titles from best-selling authors Roberto Saviano, Tiziano Terzani, Umberto Eco, Susanna Tamaro, Erri De Luca and Marcello Simoni. Independent authors and publishers can also now use Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available in Amazon.it's Kindle Store. (For more information on Kindle Direct Publishing, see today's announcement at www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.)

Kindle books are "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" with free Kindle reading apps, now in Italian-language, available for the most popular devices, including: iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac and Android-based devices. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your place across all devices, so you can pick up reading where you left off. Plus, with Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store, and any notes or annotations you create, are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon.it where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

Smallest, Lightest Kindle Ever: The first Italian-language Kindle is small and light enough to fit in your pocket and take with you everywhere. At only 170 grams, the new Kindle is 30 percent lighter than the previous generation Kindle, weighing less than a typical paperback, and 18 percent smaller while still keeping the same 6-inch e-ink display.

Most Advanced Electronic Ink Display: Kindle's high-contrast electronic ink display delivers clear, crisp text and images. Unlike LCD screens, Kindle reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright sunlight.


Even Faster Page Turns: Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for 10 percent faster page turns compared to the previous generation Kindle.

Built-In Wi-Fi: The first Italian-language Kindle has built-in Wi-Fi support.

Books in 60 Seconds: With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books on Kindle in less than 60 seconds.

Holds up to 1,400 Books: Kindle allows you to carry your entire library in your pocket.

No Battery Anxiety – Up To One Month Battery Life: Read for up to one month on a single charge with wireless off.

Free Cloud Storage: Books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up for free in the Worry-Free Archive where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly, anytime.

"Buy Once, Read Everywhere": Kindle books can be read on Kindles, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PCs, Macs and Android-based devices.

Whispersync: Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

Free Books: Over one million free books in Italian and foreign languages are available to read on Kindle.

Free Book Samples: First chapters of Kindle books are available to download and read for free before you decide to buy.

Adjustable Fonts: Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.
Customers can start shopping in the Italian Kindle Store and learn more about the first Italian-language Kindle at www.Amazon.it/kindle.
For high-resolution images of the new 99€ Kindle, visit www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.

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Amazon launches Kindle in Italy and Spain, brings Kindle Store to the Mediterranean