Owners of Amazon’s Kindle can now access more than 12,000 Arabic language Kindle books on their devices including books from leading authors like Naguib Mahfouz, and Nizar Qabani, best-sellers like Al Aswad Yaliko Biki and Harbo Alkalbi Athania (winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction).
The titles can also be read using the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Fire Tablets.
Customers can also shop for Arabic language Kindle books on existing Amazon websites including www.amazon.com/KindleArabic, www.amazon.co.uk/KindleArabic, and www.amazon.de/arabischeEbooks.
“We are excited to make Arabic language Kindle books available to the hundreds of millions of Arabic speakers around the world,” said David Naggar, Vice President of Kindle. “This is another step in our ongoing work to provide more choice and selection to readers.”
“We are thrilled to offer our leading Arabic language book selection to Kindle customers around the world,” said Bassam Chebaro, CEO of Arab Scientific Publishers.
“We’ve already seen great interest from our finest authors, writers, and scholars, to publish their Arabic titles for Kindle.”
“Finally, my work will reach Arabic readers across the world,” said Ahlam Mosteghanemi, best-selling author.
“I am thrilled that Amazon has opened this service, breaking the distances between the Arabic book and its readers.”