Amazon’s third-gen Kindles are still sold out – even before the first ones ship – but that hasn’t stopped the retailer opening the doors at their Kindle UK store. As well as the Kindle 3G + WiFi and Kindle WiFi themselves, listed for £149 and £109 respectively, Amazon is now selling ebooks priced in local UK currency; previously, titles were purchased from the US Kindle store and priced in US dollars.
So, how does the ebook pricing itself compare? Titles range from free to around £11, and many are roughly the same cost in both the UK and US (taking into account mild fluctuations in the exchange rate). Readers outside the US have always had a smaller selection of titles to choose from thanks to geographic licensing agreements, so hopefully now that the Kindle store is more official in the UK the difference will reduce.