Amazon has not officially announced anything yet, but it is now confirmed that they have added Amazon.ca to its list of supported countries for Kindle Direct Publishing program. This now gives self-published authors the ability to market and monetize their content in Canada. Any author that logs into KDP dashboard will now see a drop-down menu with Amazon.ca listed.
We caught up with one author this morning that said “I was very pleased to find the Amazon Brazil store on my dashboard this week, meaning my books are available in Latin America now. But I was especially surprised to find the Amazon.ca (Canada) store on my KDP sales dashboard this morning. I immediately went to the Amazon.ca website and
have not found my ebooks available there yet, so it might be that they are adding the titles as soon as they can, given that my books are available on the other Amazon international platforms. This is very exciting, as there is a whole customer base of readers who will now be able to access titles from indie authors.”
UPDATE: As of this morning, the author’s ebook titles have now been added to the Amazon.ca website and are available.
This new unveiling comes a few minutes after Amazon officially added Canada to the list of supported countries for Kindle Publishing for Blogs. Right now Canadians can add their Province and Country via their account management tools. The only method of payment is checks, the direct deposit information still warrants a USA address, but this may change soon. Only a few days ago the UK and USA were the only two countries that were able to charge subscription fees for their blogs to be Kindle friendly.
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