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26 September 2017 21:47 (South Africa)
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Amazon Kindle 2 launches in SA, offers 230,000 ebooks

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The global leader in the race to capture e-reader market is here.

The Amazon Kindle is now officially on sale to South Africans, although you still have to order them from the US, pay in dollars and settle local taxes yourself. More than 60% of the books available to American consumers can now be bought here. TechCentral reports that the device, which should cost somewhere north of R3,000 (that’s a lot of Mills & Boon) after taxes and shipping, will also provide local readers with newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, though no local papers are available yet.

Read more: TechCentral

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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