When Amazon launched Kindle book sales in Canada last December, the move was widely seen as a sign that Amazon’s e-readers were not far behind. And that’s exactly what happened with Amazon yesterday announcing that the Kindle Paperwhite (3G or Wi-Fi-only) as well as the Kindle are now available directly from Amazon.ca.
“We’re excited to make the best-selling and most advanced e-readers in the world available to our Amazon.ca customers for the first time, making it easier and more affordable than ever for Canadian readers to own a Kindle,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With a Kindle in their hands, Canadian customers can now directly access the Kindle Store with the largest selection of the books people want to read, including the largest selection of best sellers and over 250,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.”
Much as in the U.S., the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G offers a free 3G connection to Amazon’s WhisperNet to shop for and download Digital Content.
The Canada Kindle Store offers over 1.5 million Kindle books including 50,000 French ones, most best sellers from the Globe and Mail and Le Devoir best seller lists, winners of the Giller prize, and a broad selection of works from leading Canadian publishers and authors, including Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Yann Martel.
Amazon is offering the Kindle for CA$89, the Kindle Paperwhite for CA$139 and the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G for CA$199.
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