Readers who have been waiting for books in Spanish will be happy to learn that Amazon has launched a Mexico Kindle store which includes 70,000 ebooks in Spanish. Kindle will also be available at brick and mortar bookstore chain, Librerias Gandhi, for around $100 USD. As part of the launch, Amazon is offering a special discounted rate on a number of books. The site also includes over 1,500 free books in Spanish.
Unfortunately, Mexico does not have a reading “culture”, as the average person reads 0.5 books per year. Hopefully the launch of an online bookstore will encourage and inspire more readers!
Interesting fact: the site will also include titles in Nahuatl and other Mexican indigenous languages.