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Initial post: Mar 20, 2010 6:30:54 AM PDT
Dianne Brady says:
I have discovered a lot of Anne Perry titles I would like to purchase but most are unavailable in Australia why?

Posted on Mar 20, 2010 6:39:52 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Dianne, it's because the rightsholder for the e-book version in Australia hasn't put them in the Kindle store.

Having the rights for the e-book version isn't the same as having the rights for the paperbook, and having the rights in the USA doesn't mean you have them for Australia.

I would expect you'll see them before too long. It sometimes requires a new negotiation, but books are being added very rapidly. In the US, we quadrupled in size in just a few years...and you are starting with a lot more than we did (we didn't have 100,000 titles initially). In the US, the average is over 500 titles a day...

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2010 7:00:37 AM PDT
The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters

Bufo Calvin, I think you may have indirectly answered a question I've been asked a lot over the past week. I have been contacted by Kindlers in UK, Australia and Canada. They can't get my book on their Amazon Kindle sites. A reader in Ireland said she has to go to not her Ireland Amazon to order books. If I hold the rights internationally, is this just a function of time and patience before it becomes available outside the USA? I understand the incredible popularity of Kindles. We are watching history being made and Amazon is moving to respond. Bottom line: is there a time delay for those of use who hold ebook rights internationally to see our books available in other countries?
Thank you.
Kindest regards.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2010 7:10:33 AM PDT
Hi Bufo

Will the same be applicable to books in Africa. Johan Grisham, for example, is not available here (South Africa).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2010 7:14:50 AM PDT
Dear Bufo

Will the same be applicable to Africa (South Africa & Namibia)?

John Grisham, for example, is not available here.


Posted on Mar 20, 2010 7:46:39 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
barbara, if you published through Amazon's Digital Text Platform, you indicated at the time where you wanted it published. People typically do that worldwide. Assuming you are publishing and wrote the book, you presumably hold the rights for e-books everywhere...if you haven't sold them to someone else.

I have heard that it can take a few days for books published through the DTP to be available in different countries for the Kindle store.

I believe everyone gets their Kindle books from the store, not from the "international sites" (Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, UK). Which books they see when they search that site depends on the country set in their Kindle account...which they can see in their top left corner of the screen, generally, when shopping on a computer in the Kindle store. If it is in incorrect, it can be adjusted in

(Amazon page relevant to the discussion)

If you send someone the URL for your book at, they'll see that page, even if it doesn't show up in their searches. That doesn't mean they'll be able to buy it, necessarily, but they'll be told on that page whether they currently can or not.

J.B., yes, it is the same situation everywhere. The John Grisham books just became available in the US store. The publisher for those may or may not have the e-book rights for S.A. and Namibia as well. If they do, I would expect you will see them shortly. If they don't, there may be more negotiations that have to happen.

Bufo Calvin
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2010 7:48:46 AM PDT
Thank you very much.
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