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April 12, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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More Than 30,000 Spanish Language Titles in eBooks Kindle en Español

Amazon.com, Inc. has a new Spanish-language ebook store within the Amazon.com Kindle Store entitled, “eBooks Kindle en Español.” The service includes additional features specially implemented for U.S. Spanish-speaking customers such as extensive help pages, and phone and email customer support in Spanish. U.S. customers can now shop for Spanish-language books in the new store on Amazon.com or set any Kindle device to access a customized shopping experience designed for books in Spanish.

The store has more than 30,000 titles in total with more than a thousand free classics in Spanish and exclusive Kindle Singles in Spanish. In addition, the new $79 Kindle and many free Kindle reading apps can be easily customized for complete Spanish-language reading and navigation, including popular highlights and other social features. While currently aimed at U.S. customers, Russ Grandinetti, vice president, Kindle Content stated, “We’re looking forward to continued expansion of our store for Spanish language readers around the world.”

eBooks Kindle en Español includes the following:

  • All of the Spanish-language Nielsen best sellers available as ebooks in the U.S., and 65 of the top 100 Spanish-language print best sellers from Amazon.com
  • The largest representation of Mexican authors, including Jose Emilio Pacheco, Carlos Monsivais, and Sergio Pitol
  • Kindle Singles in Spanish, including Singles by best-selling authors Kurt Vonnegut and Susan Orlean
  • An exclusive selection of Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go books in Spanish
  • Compilations of articles from “El Pais,” including exclusive pieces from Mexican journalists writing about Mexican current affairs
  • Subscriptions to 14 leading Latin American newspapers such as El Universal and La Nacion
  • Popular English-language books translated into Spanish, such as the Hunger Games series, the Twilight series, Steve Jobs, The Help, and books by authors Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Joel Osteen

Independent authors and publishers can also use the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) website and select “Spanish” to make their books available in the eBooks Kindle en Español store, as well as more than 100 countries worldwide, while continuing to own the rights to their books.

In order to set their Kindle store experience to Spanish, U.S. customers simply change their language to “Spanish” under Store Language Preference in Manage Your Kindle.

Source: Amazon.com 



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Posted By Lael Takiguchi4/12/2012 6:22:59 PM

Thank you Amazon for providing best sellers in Spanish. Will you be providing this press release in Spanish so that I can display it for my Spanish speaking patrons?

thanks in advance
Lael Editor's Note: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1680578&highlight=

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