FT: Amazon looks to launch (the Kindle Store) in Netherlands

4337782718_569a4b231e[1]The Financial Times is now agreeing my scoop from last week, and is saying that Amazon is about to launch the Kindle Store in the Netherlands:

Amazon is looking to launch in the Netherlands after it emerged that the company is in negotiations with a number of Dutch publishers about selling ebooks in the country.

The move to win over Dutch publishers comes as the US technology group is embroiled in a bitter, long-running fight with publishers in Europe and the US over how it prices ebooks.

Sander Knol, director of Xander, a Dutch publisher that has been approached by Amazon, said: “Within the book trade it has been a recurring message that Amazon might enter the market. But now Amazon has actually been in touch and so we are getting close.”

My sources are saying that Amazon will open a local Kindle in the Netherlands sometime in October.  As I reported last week, Amazon already supports Dutch in the Kindle Store, and they have posted a job listing for a translator for the Kindle app and hardware.

image by Teemu Mäntynen

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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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