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Amazon unveils new e-bookstore for the UK

Electronic bookstore opens with 400,000 titles

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Amazon launched its UK Kindle Store, making more than 400,000 e-books available to download to its range of Kindle devices.

Eighty-four of these electronic books are taken from the 100 Nielsen UK Bestsellers list, the online retailing giant said in a statement yesterday.

Ebooks by UK authors

The UK Kindle Store features a selection of electronic books from UK authors Terry Pratchett, Ian Rankin, Martina Cole, Sophie Kinsella and Ken Follett.

‘Amazon.co.uk has been a destination for millions of book customers since 1998 and our new Kindle Store introduces another way for passionate readers to take full advantage of our vast selection and great prices,’ said Greg Greeley, Amazon vice president, European Retail.

‘The opening of the UK Kindle store allows customers to buy content in pound sterling and offers a great shopping experience including UK customer reviews, recommendations, bestseller lists and customer service.’

Newspapers on your Amazon Kindle

Kindle users can also download a single copy or sign up to a subscription to over 170 UK and international newspapers and magazines from the UK Kindle store. Newspapers include The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Economist, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Evening Standard. 

All subscriptions are delivered wirelessly to Amazon’s range of Kindle e-book readers and come with a free 14-day trial period.

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