Tim Carmody at Wired:
When I saw that French was one of the supported interface languages for the new entry-level Kindle, I knew that a new Kindle store en français would not be far off. Now it’s here, with 35,000 French-language titles for Kindle available now and the 99-Euro Kindle shipping to Amazon.fr customers on October 14.
If you read French, whether you live in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, many nations in Africa, Haiti (and elsewhere in the Caribbean) or scattered parts of Asia and South America — or even if you picked some up in high school or college and would like to stay sharp — this is a pretty big deal. (The store looks good, with a nice mix of new bestsellers and classics, and is likely to grow.) But let’s say you don’t. Why should you care?
I’ll give you three reasons.