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mrachid

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Why in BooKSurge e not in Amazon Kindle ?
Posted: Nov 26, 2007 1:08 PM
 
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Dear Sirs,

I´m a Brazilian, screenwriter and writer, living in Rio de Janeiro, and recently I´ve published a book via BooKSurge, a business arm of Amazon. There I have my account with my address in Brazil.

Why in Amazon Kindle it is not possible ?

Why I must provide an address in US ?

Regards,
Caco Porto
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
kdpadmin

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Re: Why in BooKSurge e not in Amazon Kindle ?
Posted: Nov 26, 2007 4:01 PM   in response to: mrachid in response to: mrachid
 
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This is a general policy, and I don't believe I can provide any further information about it.
cfw12345

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Re: Why in BooKSurge e not in Amazon Kindle ?
Posted: Dec 26, 2007 1:17 PM   in response to: kdpadmin in response to: kdpadmin
 
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As a non-employee of Amazon or Kindle, I think I can help answer this question for non-US residents (I lived in Paris for six years so I understand their frustrations).

One answer is that they use Sprint to download books, which is only available in the US. This is one of the main features of the Kindle over all other ebook readers, and it is truly a wonderful feature.

Another answer is that many of the publishers whose works they are offering do not permit Kindle to sell them abroad, as they often have contracts with vendors in those other countries who do not want to see competition coming from the US.

A third answer is payment. It is true that you can use a credit card issued in another country for payment of a US bill, but it imposes some overhead on their operations, which being brand new most likely doesn't have full support for such things yet, including the problems of currency conversions.

Charles Wilkes San Jose, Calif.
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