Sunday, December 14, 2008

Spanish Titles on the Kindle

I just noticed that the Spanish translation of William Young's wildly successful The Shack is currently #6 on the Kindle books list. #6! The title is La Cabana and sits ahead of blockbusters like American Lion, The Audacity of Hope and even the English language edition of The Shack itself, which is #7 on the same list.

I tend to think of the Kindle as an English-only success story but clearly there are quite a few people out there who prefer to read books in Spanish. This is the first Spanish title I've seen for the Kindle. Given how well it's selling I wonder how long it will take for Amazon to make translations of other bestsellers available...

2 comments:

Alice said...

The US does have a large and ever growing Latino population, so its not that surprising to find a Spanish title in the best sellers list, what is surprising is that it took so long to get there!

Peg Corwin said...

Seems to me that Kindle would be great for foreign language learning. I've been looking for a French dictionary to use when reading French on it. (Know of any?) And if there was a foreign language lookup option, it would be a fantastic language learning tool.