07.10.11 | Lisa Campbell - The BooksellerAmazon has opened its French Kindle Store today, containing titles in French, English and other languages.
The internet bookseller is launching the French Kindle on 14th October, with the latest generation device selling for €99 (£85). The new French Kindle store will offer 35,000 French titles including 28 L’Express bestsellers, 4,000 free classics and hundreds of popular graphic novels. The store will also hold 825,000 titles in English and other languages.
Amazon.fr also announced publishers and authors could make their books available to customers on the French Kindle Store by using Kindle Direct Publishing.
Greg Greeley, vice president of Amazon European Retail, said: “French customers are passionate about books and reading, and just as we've seen in the US, UK and Germany, we believe they will love reading on Kindle. We are excited to bring our first French-language Kindle and our new Kindle store to millions of Amazon.fr customers."
Customers will also be able to buy French newspapers and magazines such as Le Monde, Les Echos, Le Figaro, Libération and Aujourd'hui en France/Le Parisien available for single purchase or subscription from the French Kindle store.