Amazon offers nine free works in translation (e-book format) until World Book Day

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Li Yang
United States
Local time: 16:41
Member (2017)
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Thank you! Apr 20

I downloaded all nine.

 

B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:41
Member (2006)
French to English
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Doesn't seem to be available in France Apr 21

Thanks for the link, but it seems that Amazon's internationalism stops at the US borders! When I clicked the link it only offered standard prices and amazon.fr doesn't show any offers at all or any mention of World Book Day.

 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 01:41
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Terms and Conditions Apr 22

B D Finch wrote:

Thanks for the link, but it seems that Amazon's internationalism stops at the US borders! When I clicked the link it only offered standard prices and amazon.fr doesn't show any offers at all or any mention of World Book Day.


If you click the Term and Conditions button, you see that "Eligible US customers can download..."

We are not!

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Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:41
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World Book and Copyright Day Apr 22

Taken from Wikipedia:
World Book Day or World Book and *Copyright* Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.

What’s more fitting to promote books, publishing, AND copyright, than to use DRM protection even on ebook giveaways?

What’s more fitting to celebrate a supposedly “World” event than to limit the celebration to a specific country, as an international company? So much for Amazon’s internationalism, as B D Finch well puts it.

But the offer says: “Read these nine Kindle books from around the world for FREE”. So this is what “World” in “World Book Day” means in this Amazon-specific twist. Next time, maybe try calling it what is: “[DRM] Books-From-Around-The-World-Day”.

And to think it all started with copyright-free Cervantes’s Don Quixote…

[Edited at 2018-04-22 14:03 GMT]


 

Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
Colombia
Local time: 19:41
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German to Spanish
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Seven out of nine Apr 23

That is how many I was able to download. And I am not located in the USA.

[Edited at 2018-04-23 15:38 GMT]


 


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