Photo: Mexican Kindle
Amazon recently made an announcement about its electronic and self-publishing products that has many Mexican writers and readers excited.
Amazon Mexico has just opened a Kindle store offering more than 2 million titles that includes the works of some of the great Spanish writers like Isabel Allende and Carlos Fuentes. Brazilian author Paulo Coelho is using this launch to announce the electronic release of his books ‘El Alquimista’ and ‘Once Minutes’ to Mexico.
Now Mexican readers can buy eBooks through apps or on the Kindle device. The basic Kindle and the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite are available through the Amazon store as well as at the Gandhi book chain.
The Mexican Kindle store will include books written in Mexican indigenous languages like Nahuatl. Amazon is offering some eBooks at $9 pesos ($.68) as an introductory offer and more than 1,500 free books.
To compliment its Kindle store opening Amazon Mexico also announced it was offering Mexican authors its self-publishing platform. The Kindle Direct Publishing platform allows authors and publishers to sell their books worldwide, retain copyright to their publication and keep 70 percent royalties on most sales.
Amazon is confident this new platform in Mexico will be successful seeing that many people in Mexico do not have access to bookstores.