November 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

Amazon will ship the Kindle to Canada

Amazon.com has announced that the Kindle is now available for shipment to customers in Canada for US$259. At the Kindle Store, Canadian Kindle owners can buy more than 300,000 books, along with more than 90 newspapers and magazines.

Amazon.com Inc. has announced that the Kindle, the e-retailer’s e-book reader is now available for shipment to customers in Canada for US$259.

Despite the announcement, Amazon only sells the Kindle on Amazon.com, not on Amazon.ca, its Canadian site. Amazon.ca offers a slew of Kindle accessories such as screen protectors and sleeve cases, but not the reader itself.

At the Kindle Store, Canadian Kindle owners can buy more than 300,000 books, along with more than 90 newspapers and magazines, including Canadian newspapers The Globe & Mail and The National Post.

"We know that Canadians are passionate about books and reading, and we`re excited to make Kindle available to our customers there," says Ian Freed, vice president of Kindle. "Kindle enables customers around the world including Canada to think of a book and start reading it in under 60 seconds."

Amazon is No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (a PDF version of the company’s financial and operating profile can be ordered by clicking on its name).

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