by Burke Speaker | August 29, 2013 11:23 am
In a move meant to continue to advance its global reach, Amazon (AMZN) announced that it is officially selling its popular Kindle in stores in Mexico.
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Seattle-based online retailer said it is offering Mexican customers over 1,500 free books in Spanish and more than 70,000 Spanish titles overall, including ones from authors such as Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Isabel Allende and Paulo Coelho.
In total, the Kindle store in Mexico will offer readers more than two million titles.
Amazon is also now selling its Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite devices locally at Gandhi stores in Mexico for 1,399 Mexican pesos ($105) and MXN2,399, respectively.
In June, Amazon announced that it would sell the Kindle in India.
It’s good news for AMZN, which only recently announced its getting into the video game business, with reports that it will produce its own Android-controlled video console within the next few months.
The company has seen nine years of strong profits but faced a second-quarter loss in July for the second time in a year.
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