Kindle Touch Now Shipping Abroad–But Not To UK/Germany/Spain/France/Italy

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The Kindle Touch WiFi is now available in some additional countries, but not the biggest international e-reading markets that already have their own Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) sites.

Amazon is not shipping the Kindle Touch, which was released in the U.S. in November, to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy or Spain. All of those countries have dedicated Amazon sites. “We’re working to make Kindle Touch available to customers from our international websites soon,” an Amazon spokeswoman told me.

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Mindbendingpuzzles

As a resident of Ireland I find Amazon’s policy towards smaller countries quite refreshing. The more usual response is “sorry we can’t do business with you because your country is too small”. With Kindle we just default to the US version which is often better than the international websites.

I don’t know how they overcome the licensing issues though. How is Amazon allowed to sell US kindle books in European countries?

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