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The new Kindle Paperwhite is coming to Japan!
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:29:51 PM »
Kindle Paperwhite offers 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast compared to the previous generation Kindle, a built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, a new manga experience, up to 8 weeks of battery life, and a thin and light design for just ¥8,480. Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G—the all-new Kindle e-reader with free 3G wireless—is ¥12,980.

Amazon also announced their Kindle Store on Amazon.co.jp, offering customers a selection of digital best sellers in Japan, with the most titles from this week’s Oricon top 100 books, top 50 bunko, and top 100 manga lists and a total of 50,000 Japanese-language Kindle books including 10,000 free Japanese titles and a selection of works from a range of Japanese authors and publishers. In total, the store offers one million titles, including a selection of works in English and other languages. For fans of manga, Kindle delivers a number of manga best sellers and 15,000 manga titles overall. The Japanese Kindle Store will launch on October 25th 2012.

“After twelve years of selling print books on Amazon.co.jp, we are excited to offer the millions of Amazon.co.jp customers the new Kindle Store, with the largest selection of the books people want to read, the largest selection of Oricon best sellers in books, bunko, and manga, and over 50,000 Japanese-language titles—all available to anyone with a Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, or iPad,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO. “Kindle Paperwhite is the Kindle e-reader we have always wanted to build—it has 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast than the previous generation Kindle, built-in front light, perfect for reading in bed or in sunlight, even thinner, with 8 weeks of battery life.”

The best seller selection in the Japanese Kindle Store includes book titles such as “Mitsukuni Den,” “Tsunagu,” and “Jinsei Ga Tokimeku Katazuke No Maho 2” and works from authors such as Arimasa Osawa with his entire “Shinjukuzame” series, and Yusuke Kishi with the special limited edition of his best-selling fiction “Shinsekai Yori” only available at Amazon, with a total of 68 exclusive titles. Manga titles include the best seller series “Magi,” “Termae Romae,” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” of which the latest volume # 13 comes out on Nov. 2nd 2012 and is available for digital pre-order at Amazon. The 50,000 Japanese-language titles come from a range of publishers small and large, including Bungeishunju, Gentosha, Kadokawa, Kodansha, Shinchosha, Shogakukan and Shueisha, all of whom have worked with Amazon to make their titles available in the Kindle Store.

The new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G are available starting today for pre-order at www.amazon.co.jp/kindlepaperwhite and will begin shipping on November 19th 2012.

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The new Kindle Paperwhite is coming to Japan!
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:29:51 PM »