Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader has gone on sale at John Lewis, although the retailer’s website is currently listing the devices as “Not available online” and is advising potential shoppers to “try your nearest shop”.
Given the current row over ebook prices being set by publishers, a row Amazon did much to stoke with blog posts decrying the move to agency pricing, it’s interesting to note that John Lewis is listing the devices for exactly the same prices as Amazon.co.uk – £149 for the 3G/WifI model and £109 for the WiFi only version.
Responding to questions about pricing a spokesman for Amazon confirmed that “John Lewis sets the price at which they sell Kindles.”
The third generation of the Kindle, which offers users the ability to download books straight to their devices, is said to be the best selling since Amazon launched the range. However no unit sales figures have been released.
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