Amazon Kindle E-Books Expand Reach

Seattle-based announced today that its Kindle Digital Text Platform can now be used by authors and publishers to upload their electronic books in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian to the Kindle Store. The service is already available for English, French, and German books. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) also said yesterday that its Kindle application is now available as a free download for BlackBerry devices. That extends the reach of Kindle e-books beyond Kindle devices, iPhones, iPod Touch, and PCs.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at Follow @gthuang

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