Will Amazon Announce a Canadian Kindle Store before Christmas?
The Digital Reader is reporting that The Kindle Store is now live on Amazon.ca and that the site includes Kindle ebooks and apps. Anecdotal reports differ on whether Kindle devices, specifically Kindle Fire, are available through the site.
When Digital Book World visited Amazon.ca, after just two clicks, we read that Amazon is “excited to now ship Kindle to Canada.” And that its ebook offerings include “1,550,000 English-language books…plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines are available for your country.”
Amazon also includes this forward-looking clause, “We are actively working with publishers to get the rights to all titles for every country and adding this selection every day.”
The Canadian government’s resistance to foreign investment may explain why, to date, Amazon has not had a Kindle Store in Canada, according to The Digital Reader post.
Also open for speculation is when Amazon.ca will officially launch. The Digital Reader thinks it will be soon rather than later: “I’m sure Amazon doesn’t want to pass up any chances to sell Kindles.”