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UK Kindle E-reader Released

UK Kindle E-reader Released

Amazon is releasing a new verison of the Kindle e-reader with a greater selection of books available for the UK market.

This news comes as Amazon predicts that digital reading is set to boom with the majority of books being sold in digital format "in coming years".

The e-reader, which has been available on Amazon's US site since 2007, will now also be available on its UK site. This latest model of the Kindle promises to be "21 per cent smaller and 15 per cent lighter" than previous devices.

The device will be priced at £149 with free 3G wireless supplied by Vodafone.

In the wake of this latest announcement, more than 200,000 books have been added to the UK Kindle store.

The vice president of Kindle, Steve Kessel stated: "In coming years I do think that the majority of books sold will be digital."

"People prefer the reading experience, you have your library in your hands and can think of a book and download it 60 seconds later," he said.

In the last 30 days alone, Amazon reports sales of 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books.

This latest model of the Kindle promises to be "21 per cent smaller and 15 per cent lighter".


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