Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kindle News: Developers can submit Kindle Fire apps for overseas distribution this summer

Amazon is looking for apps for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

CNet's Donna Tam reports on an Amazon press release requesting submission of apps for international distribution, as above, and saying that it has "plans for further global expansion in the near future."

Those apps would be useless in those areas without a Kindle Fire, so, finally, these will soon be available outside the U.S.  Amazon includes, Tam says, praise from companies like Rovio and Electronic Arts on "the success of their apps in the US Amazon appstore and among Kindle Fire users..."

More important for developers, Amazon's distribution terms for the developers are vastly improved, with "more flexibility in when they launch their apps" and their new payment rate of "70 percent of the list price on each app sale" no matter what Amazon's selling price for the app is on a given day.

NY Times Gadgetwise tip on playing music on a Kindle touch
The New York Times's J. D. Biersdorfer has a Q&A on what might prevent the music from playing, and it is more step-by-step than seen for most news websites.  (Kindle Edition blog subscribers should press Menu/Article when they get to The New York Times page, to read the steps for making sure.)

Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links
Kindle Fire  7" tablet - $199
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $79/$109
Kindle Touch, WiFi
- $99/$139
Kindle Touch, 3G/WiFi - $149/$189
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189, Free, slow web
Kindle DX - $379, Free, slow web
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £89
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - £109
Kindle Touch 3G/WiFi, UK - £169
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
OTHER International
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $109
Kindle Touch WiFi - $139
Kindle Touch 3G/WiFi - $189
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB

Check often: Temporarily-free recently published Kindle books
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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