Amazon to open European publishing wing in 2013

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29 November 2012
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The online mega-store will focus on English-language titles aimed at the European market from its Luxembourg offices ...

The online mega-store will focus on English-language titles aimed at the European market from its Luxembourg offices.

Amazon announced that it would be publishing original books in Europe in a letter to literary agents that was sent on Wednesday.

Amazon's vice-president Jeff Belle's letter said that as part of the company's European expansion, it would be adding a staff of editors and marketers, and looking to build up an English-language audience through its bookstores in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

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'We have much work to do, and many challenges ahead of us, and we remain relentlessly focused on providing the best possible publishing experience for your authors,' said his letter.

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