It's been six years since Amazon launched its Kindle line of e-readers in the U.S., where it quickly came to dominate the market.
For those Canadians who wanted a piece of the Amazon action, things haven't been all that great. Until December, there was no Canadian version of the Amazon e-book store, and Kindle fans north of the border often found they could not order even the most popular bestsellers.
Those days are over -- to an extent. With the official launch of the Canadian Kindle store last month, and the official launch of the actual Kindle e-reader in Canada this month, many of the titles denied to Canadians are now available.
To be sure, Canadians can still expect the selection to be somewhat less than in the U.S. store, and e-book prices north of the border will continue to be higher. Here are 11 of the buzzworthy, bestselling books Canadians can now buy for the Kindle.
Sophie Kinsella - Confessions of a Shopaholic
Many Kindle owners in Canada were surprised to see their favourite books weren't available through the Kindle store. With the official arrival of the Kindle in Canada, along with the opening of the Canadian Kindle e-book store in December, 2012, Amazon says those days are over. Here are 11 books you can now finally get on Kindle in Canada.
Barack Obama - The Audacity of Hope
E.L. James - Fifty Shades of Grey
Stephen King - The Stand
Lemony Snicket - Who Could That Be At This Hour?
Dan Brown - Angels and Demons
Jonah Lehrer - Imagine: How Creativity Works
Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
Robert Jordan - A Memory of Light
Cormac McCarthy - No Country For Old Men
Lance Armstrong - It's Not About the Bike