Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Paulo Coehlo Signs with Kindle

Paulo Coelho, whose books I have enjoyed reading in Spanish - delicious! -  is making 17 of his books, including The Alchemist, available in his native Portuguese.  These will be "exclusively for worldwide distribution in Amazon’s Kindle store. It will be the first time any of the editions have been available as e-books, and they will be exclusive to the Kindle store for six months.

V-p of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti said, “Our customers around the world have long been fans of Paulo Coelho’s books. We’re thrilled to work with Mr. Coelho to offer these titles in his native Portuguese in the Kindle Store.” Coelho said, “The great opportunity that Kindle offers to a writer is that it allows readers who are not in their country and do not have access to their local bookstores to immediately access texts in their mother tongue.”

From here.

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