Here’s an interesting news release from Amazon. They announced in early October that authors and publishers worldwide are now able to make their books available in the Amazon.fr Kindle Store (www.amazon.fr/kindle) using Kindle Direct Publishing (http://kdp.amazon.fr).
The Cloud Reader is another cool tool from Amazon that allows you to read ebooks on your computer. I use a Macbook Pro and it works smooth.
They also state, authors and publishers can utilize the new KDP website to make their books available in France, Germany, the UK, US and more than 100 countries worldwide, while continuing to own the rights to their books.
I didn’t know about 100 countries. So just for fun I selected the links at the bottom of an Amazon page for China, Japan and Italy and wow…my books are there.
So now the question is how do authors market in these foreign countries. It’s back to Twitter and Facebook. Curious if anyone has other ideas…I’m interested in hearing about them.
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