Amazon to release Kindle in Japan next month

  • Amazon is set to launch the Kindle e-book reader in Japan early October, according to a report in the Nikkei.

    The world's biggest Internet retailer had previously planned for a late-September release but was forced to postpone the date due to a hitch in the supply system, said the daily on Friday.

    Amazon declined to comment on the report.

    The firm is seeking to secure Japanese content in time for the year-end sales season.

    Amazon has asked publishers to change the data formats for some content and may postpone the release further if it feels they are not sufficiently prepared.