For one week, U.S. customers can download free Kindle books in
translation from a diverse list of nine books curated by AmazonCrossing
Visit amazon.com/readtheworld to download free books in translation
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2018--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) —AmazonCrossing, the largest publisher of translated
fiction in the United States, today announced that U.S. readers can
download free Kindle books in translation for one week in honor of World
Book Day—the annual April 23rd celebration of reading across the globe.
Customers can download the English-language translation of award-winning
foreign-language books curated by AmazonCrossing editors starting today
and concluding at 11:59pm PDT on April 24 by visiting amazon.com/readtheworld.
“We believe books have the power to connect us across language, country,
and culture,” said Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. “Today
we are making an investment in books in translation and giving readers
access to stories from diverse cultural perspectives with an aim to
reach one million readers in honor of World Book Day.”
AmazonCrossing is the literature in translation imprint of Amazon
Publishing, translating award-winning, best-selling and important
contemporary books from around the globe. In 2015, AmazonCrossing made a
$10 million commitment to increase the number and diversity of its books
in translation and today’s announcement is an extension of that
Customers can choose free Kindle books in translation from a list
curated by AmazonCrossing editors:
A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea
by Masaji Ishikawa, translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and
Martin Brown: An Amazon Charts bestselling memoir about one man’s
harrowing escape from the oppression of North Korea.
The House by the River by Lena Manta, translated from
Greek by Gail Holst-Warhaft: An epic saga of love, adventure and
family from Greece’s reigning #1 best-selling author.
Still Waters by Viveca Sten, translated from Swedish
by Marlaine Delargy: The first book in the nearly 4 million-copy
best-selling Swedish Sandhamn Murders series.
The Great Passage by Shion Miura, translated from
Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter: This award-winning novel,
adapted into a major motion picture, about the making of a Japanese
dictionary is a reminder that a life dedicated to passion is a life
Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin, translated from
Turkish by John W. Baker: A sweeping story of love, adventure and
compassion, about a young Turkish couple traversing Nazi-occupied
Europe to gain their freedom, from one of Turkey’s most beloved
The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan, translated from
Russian by Yuri Machkasov: An astounding and award-winning tale of
a mesmerizing space where disabilities symbolize strengths.
The Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak, translated
from Indonesian by Laksmi Pamuntjak: A saga of love, revolution
and resilience and one woman’s courage to forge her own path, from an
award-winning Indonesian novelist.
The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen, translated
from Spanish by Simon Bruni: A haunting page-turner about a boy
who lives underground and discovers that light exists in even the
darkest of places.
Ten Women by Marcela Serrano, translated from Spanish
by Beth Fowler: A group of women with divergent life stories bond
over triumphs and heartaches in this beautiful tale about universal
connections from an award-winning Chilean author.
In addition to downloading free Kindle books in translation, readers can
for a live count of Kindle pages read during the promotion from these
nine AmazonCrossing books as customers #readtheworld. This live view of
reader engagement is powered by Amazon Charts in celebration of World
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