Indie eBookstores Rejoice! The Kindle Store is Down!

I hope you're not planning to buy any Kindle ebooks today, because it's just not going to happen.

For the past couple hours, the Kindle Store has been experiencing some rather odd technical difficulties. As you can see from the screenshot above, none of the titles listed are available to buy. But the really strange part is that this problem is only happening in the US. Other parts of the world can still buy ebooks.

What's even stranger is that if you click through to the listings, some of the unavailable ebooks are available again. And then they're not. While writing this post I have noticed the prices appear and vanish at least 4 times.

Luckily this only affects new purchases. I've tried several ebooks in my archive and I could read them via the Kindle Cloud Reader. And I wouldn't worry too much; Amazon will likely fix this in the next few hours. They've already responded to complaints posted in the support forums.

We are currently working on a website issue that is affecting the buy box for Kindle books. Some Kindle books are not displaying pricing information and show as unavailable. We anticipate the issue will be resolved shortly, and will update the network when it’s been fixed.

Amazon

About Nate Hoffelder (11598 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Indie eBookstores Rejoice! The Kindle Store is Down!

  1. It appears fine now.

  2. Maybe J K Rowling cast a spell on Amazon! -)

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