Amazon to Open Local Site in the Netherlands This Year?

Get out the wooden shoes and dust off the windmill; the Kindle could be coming to Holland next year. The Dutch gadget blog Tweakers reported earlier today that Amazon might launch later this year.

Details are still scarce, but according to their sources Amazon is planning to open a local site in September or October. Tweakers is also reporting that Amazon had already started hiring a Dutch marketing team last year, though this has yet to be confirmed by any job postings.

There also is no news on whether Amazon has started leasing or building local distribution centers, but here is speculation that shipping might be handled out of Amazon’s Germany, France, or other European operations.

The big question here, and this is the one I’ve been bugging my sources about, is whether the imminent launch includes a local Kindle Store. In the long run, this is almost a certainty. But in the short run there’s no guarantee that the Kind;e Store will go live at the same time (it didn’t in Spain).


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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