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Amazon Launches Support for Arabic Language Books on Kindle

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(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon announced today that Kindle customers around the globe can now enjoy reading from a growing selection of more than 12,000 Arabic language Kindle books on Kindle devices and the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Fire Tablets. Starting today, readers will find a large digital selection of popular Arabic language titles in the Kindle Store including books from leading authors like Naguib Mahfouz, and Nizar Qabani, best-sellers like Al Aswad Yaliko Biki and Harbo Alkalbi Athania (winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction), classics like Ibn Khaldoun’s Muqadimah, Al-Mutanabbi’s anthology, and Kalila wa Dimna as well as translated English language bestsellers like How to Win Friends and Influence People, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, A Tale of Two Cities and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Customers can shop for Arabic language Kindle books on existing Amazon websites including www.amazon.com/KindleArabic, www.amazon.co.uk/KindleArabic, and www.amazon.de/arabischeEbooks.

“We are excited to make Arabic language Kindle books available to the hundreds of millions of Arabic speakers around the world,” said David Naggar, Vice President of Kindle. “This is another step in our ongoing work to provide more choice and selection to readers.”

Amazon has brought the same Kindle features that customers around the world love to Arabic language reading. With the Kindle app and Kindle devices, you can sample books prior to purchase, easily look up words in a dictionary, personalize your reading experience by adjusting text size, margin settings, and background color, search text inside a book, and highlight your favorite book quotes.

“We are thrilled to offer our leading Arabic language book selection to Kindle customers around the world,” said Bassam Chebaro, CEO of Arab Scientific Publishers. “We’ve already seen great interest from our finest authors, writers, and scholars, to publish their Arabic titles for Kindle.”

“Finally, my work will reach Arabic readers across the world,” said Ahlam Mosteghanemi, best-selling author. “I am thrilled that Amazon has opened this service, breaking the distances between the Arabic book and its readers.”

Publish Your Arabic language Books with Kindle Direct Publishing

The support of Arabic language books on Kindle also creates new opportunities for authors, who can now self-publish their books in Arabic with Kindle Direct Publishing, which enables authors to easily upload their e-Books and reach millions of readers around the world. To learn more about Kindle Direct Publishing please visit: http://kdp.amazon.com.

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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