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Amazon Launches new Section of the Kindle Store for Exclusive Titles

Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x433[1]News is coming out of Germany today that the local Kindle Store has a new category page. Amazon has added a section for exclusive titles.

The Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive tells me that Amazon added a similar section to the main Kindle Store on back in February 2014, and now they are duplicating their efforts in the German Kindle Store.

The "Exklusive Kindle eBooks" section, as it is known on, offers over 500,000 ebooks which can only be found in the Kindle Store. Many of these titles are published by indie authors, including through the KDP Select program. Most (all?) of the titles are also available via the Kindle Owner’s lending Library. I’m not sure Amazon intended to do so, but in adding the new section they gave Prime members an easy way to find ebooks which they can read for free.

On a related note, and I do find this a little amusing, none of the titles in the Kindle exclusive section of are from German publishers. Thanks to Germany’s book pricing laws, it is illegal for a publisher to offer books exclusively to a particular retailer. It’s not clear whether that also applies to self-published authors in Germany, but it might.

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John McAlester July 7, 2014 um 11:12 am

re: "Most (all?) of the titles are also available via the Kindle Owner’s lending Library."

It is a KDP Select program requirement that all titles in KDP Select are also available in the Kindle Owner’s lending library.

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