Amazon Mexico has opened a Kindle Store in Mexico. The Mexican Kindle store has more than 2 million titles including 70,000 in Spanish including titles by Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende. Mexican consumers can buy eBooks through apps or on Kindle devices. The devices are available from Amazon, as well as in Gandhi stores in Mexico.
Amazon has also expanded its self-publishing platform Kindle Direct Publishing south of the border. Independent authors and publishers in Mexico can use the toolset to sell their books in more than 175 countries worldwide. Like in the U.S., KDP authors in Mexico will own their copyright and earn 70% royalties on most sales.
“The vast majority of Mexicans do not have access to a bookstore in their town, so we’re happy to launch the Mexico Kindle Store today and bring a huge bookstore with over 2 million titles to anyone with an Internet connection,” stated Pedro Huerta, Director of Kindle Content, Latin America.