Amazon is Now Selling Kindles via Amazon.ca

It may have taken Amazon some time to offer Kindle hardware next to the Kindle ebooks they have been selling on their Canadian retail site for the past 6 weeks, but today they caught up with themselves.

Amazon is Now Selling Kindles via Amazon.ca Amazon e-Reading Hardware

A press release went out today trumpeting the news that Canadian's will no longer have to order their Kindles from the US website or buy them at a local retailer. The 2012 black basic Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite are available on Amazon.ca. Prices start at $89 CDN for the K4, and the KPW costs $139 (Wifi) and $199 (3G).

Amazon's Canadian Kindle Store has seen its share of controversy since it opened. Over the past week a number of Canadian Kindle owners have complained about not being able to buy ebooks on Amazon.com while at the same time feeling pressured to switch their accounts to Amazon.ca.

Fortunately new reports from this morning are now suggesting that Amazon may have decided to stop pressuring Kindle owners to switch from one site to another. That's good because the Canadian Kindle Store has a more limited selection of content, fewer features, and is also missing buying options like Kindle Serials and periodical subscriptions.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

1 Comment

  1. Alexander Inglis24 January, 2013

    I purchased the Kindle Daily deal on amazon.com today with no problem. I have not yet switched to amazon.ca for ebooks.

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