One year ago Kindle was finally introduced to China. Now the whole Kindle family, including the new Kindle Paperwhite, are available in China.

Amazon China now offers 6,2000 e-books from over 300 partner publishing houses, up from 2,000-ish one year ago, that include exclusive titles, and digital-only titles produced by both traditional publishers and emerging online content platforms. For instance, collections of selected Q&As on Quora-like Chinese site Zhihu.com, travel guides on travel sharing site Qyer.com, and essays on news and opinion site Huxiu.com are available on the Chinese Kindle book store.

Apart from several exclusive titles, other books, from traditional publishers or new online platforms, are on other Chinese e-book platforms, such as Douban Read and Xiaomi’s Duokan, too. Kindle book for China had been late since launch. Local competitors either offer well-designed e-books — like what Tangcha has been working on, or different content — Duokan offers digital-only literature titles produced by authors on online publishing platforms like Shanda’s Cloudary.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com