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International Bestselling Author Paulo Coelho's Books Now Available in Spanish and French in the Kindle Store Worldwide
Coelho's books, including the iconic "The Alchemist," are now available in Spanish and French for download in under 60 seconds

SEATTLE, Apr 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that international bestselling author Paulo Coelho has decided to make select books, including "The Alchemist," available in both Spanish and French for worldwide distribution in Amazon's Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). This is the first time any of these editions have been available as electronic books. There will be 13 books in Spanish and nine in French, including "The Alchemist," "The Pilgrimage," "Veronika Decides to Die," "The Witch of Portobello," "By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept," "The Zahir" and "The Devil and Miss Prym." All of these books are also available in the author's native Portuguese in the Kindle Store. The Kindle Store now includes over 480,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle, including titles such as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Treasure Island."

"Our global customers were thrilled when Mr. Coelho made electronic copies of his book available in Portuguese in the Kindle Store," said Melissa Kirmayer, Director, Kindle Content. "We're excited to work with Mr. Coelho again to offer these titles in Spanish and French in the Kindle Store for download in less than 60 seconds in more than 100 countries around the world."

Paulo Coelho is the all-time bestselling Portuguese-language author. One of his best-known books, "The Alchemist," was a No. 1 bestselling title in 74 countries. "The Alchemist" also holds the 2008 Guinness World Record for the most translated book in the world (67 languages in more than 150 countries).

"It was with great joy that I was able to make 17 of my books available in my native Portuguese for Kindle," said Coelho. "I am proud to now offer more readers around the world access to my work by publishing my books in both Spanish and French, regardless of the country they live in and their ability to get to a bookstore that carries my books in their mother tongue."

Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.

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