Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite and the all-new Kindle now available from Media Markt Netherlands
Starting today, customers in the Netherlands can buy the world’s best-selling line of e-readers from Media Markt’s stores and website
High-street availability builds on the fantastic customer response to the Amazon.nl Kindle Store
Luxembourg—December 4, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Kindle e-readers are now available for Dutch customers to buy at Media Markt. Following the recent launch of the Amazon.nl Kindle Store, Dutch customers can now try, test and buy models from the current Kindle e-reader line-up in over 46 Media Markt retail stores in the Netherlands, as well as Media Markt’s website.
The Amazon.nl Kindle store launched to Dutch customers in mid-November, with over 3 million titles across many languages, over 700,000 Kindle exclusives and a growing catalogue of over 20,000 Dutch titles. The experience is curated for Dutch customers, with a Dutch-language site and customer service, the ability to pay in Euros and free access to the digital version of Van Dale’s acclaimed Comprehensive Modern Dutch Dictionary. Kindle devices are already available for Dutch customers to order via Amazon.nl, and from today customers can also purchase models in Media Markt’s high-street stores nationwide.
“When we launched the Amazon.nl Kindle Store we said it was just the beginning, and today we’re excited to expand the availability of our Kindle devices to Media Markt stores across the country,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Kindle EU. “We’ve had a fantastic response to Kindle in the Netherlands, and our partnership with Media Markt will bring Kindle closer to more Dutch customers than ever before. Kindle devices are purpose-built to provide the best reading experience—allowing readers to find a book, download it and start reading within 60 seconds. With availability now expanded to Media Markt retail stores, customers have a great opportunity to not only try that experience for themselves, but also take away a device the same-day.”
Barry van Ruiven, CPO Media Markt Netherlands, said: “We’re very pleased with this collaboration. Amazon’s Kindle e-readers are a great addition to our wide range of products. Bringing innovation and convenience to our customers is a key facet of Media Markt’s strategy. Kindle e-readers, with the world’s leading eBooks service, fit this criteria perfectly. As the number 1 electronic reseller we strongly believe in the success of Kindle because of the worldwide shift from paper books to eBooks.”
Introducing the Kindle Family
Kindle e-readers make it easy to read with no glare, even in bright sunlight, have battery life that’s measured in weeks, and are lightweight and easy to hold and read on for hours. The new Amazon.nl Kindle Store is seamlessly integrated with each device, allowing customers to download a book in just 60 seconds and read it anywhere. Media Markt will stock Amazon’s latest and best-ever range of Kindle devices with Dutch language support, giving Dutch customers a great selection of models to choose from.
The new Kindle Voyage is the thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever. It features our brightest, highest resolution and highest contrast display, with 300 pixels per inch for laser-quality text and images. A new adaptive front light automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on surrounding light, while an all-new design comprises a beautiful flush glass front and a magnesium back so it’s strong, thin and light. At just 7.6 mm and weighing just 180 grams, Kindle Voyage is easy to hold with one hand for hours, and comes with PagePress—a completely new way to turn pages.
Kindle Paperwhite delivers an uncompromised reading experience. Unlike tablets, it’s easy to read in bright sunlight, and won’t tire your eyes in the dark—with advanced display technology offering higher contrast, a built-in light, a high performance processor, touch technology, and a range of Amazon-exclusive features designed from the ground up for readers. In addition, it weighs just 206 grams so customers can read comfortably for hours with one hand, and has eight weeks of battery life so they don’t have to charge it each night.
Customers in the Netherlands can also enjoy the all-new Kindle. Kindle comes with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, a touch interface and all-new features like Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder. It’s small, light and portable—toss it in a bag or put it in a pocket to always have your books with you.
All Kindle e-readers offer Amazon-exclusive features that enhance your reading experience. With Time to Read, customers will always know how long they have left in a chapter or book based on their individual reading speed, and with Whispersync you can start reading a book on one device, and pick up where you left off on another—without losing your place.
The Amazon.nl Kindle Store—curated for Dutch customers
The newly launched Amazon.nl Kindle Store (www.amazon.nl), brings the world’s leading eBook service to the Netherlands, with over 20,000 Dutch titles, many CPNB bestsellers like De kraamhulp by Esther Verhoef, Kieft by Michel van Egmond, Toen ik je zag by Isa Hoes, Huis van herinneringen by Nicci Gerrard as well as over 3 million titles across many languages, over 700,000 Kindle-exclusive titles including Feest in de trein, the popular Fokke & Sukke comics series, as well as many English language New York Times best sellers. Customers can finda broad selection of titles from leading Dutch authors such as Arnon Grunberg, Suzanne Vermeer, and Tommy Wieringa, and over 30,000 free titles in all languages, including over 450 Dutch-language books, and classics like Het leven op aarde by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff and Eline Vere by Louis Couperus.Dutch customers also now have free access to the digital version of Van Dale’s acclaimed Comprehensive Modern Dutch Dictionary. To shop at the new Amazon.nl Kindle Store, visit www.amazon.nl.
For high resolution images and video of the Kindle family, visit www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.
Notes to editors
– Kindle Voyage available through Media Markt’s website only
– Stated device weights refer to Wi-Fi only models. See www.amazon.nl for more information
– Dutch language support for Kindle Paperwhite is added by a firmware update. Over-the-air updates are currently in progress, or customers can download manually from http://www.amazon.nl/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201307450
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Media Markt is Europe’s Number One electronic goods retailer and known by 95 percent of the Dutch people. The first store in the Netherlands was opened in 1999 in Rotterdam. Today Media Markt is present in 46 stores in the Netherlands and has a visitor frequency of over 550.000 customers every weekend. Customers can also buy their products online in the Media Markt-webshop www.mediamarkt.nl. With the largest assortment based on a unique selection of low-priced brand-name products, excellent service, a distinctive advertising presence, customers of Media Markt knows exactly what they can expect from us.