[LINK] Amazon.com not supporting Australian authors

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri Oct 9 18:58:26 AEDT 2009

On 2009/Oct/09, at 8:45 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

> Jan Whitaker wrote (was: Re: [LINK] Kindle available for Australia):
>> website has info about cost, functions ... 3G and EDGE/GPRS  
>> distribution ...
> I tried distributing my Green ICT book via Kindle, but discovered you
> require a US address, US bank account and US tax information to use
> Amazon's system. Amazon already send payments to my Australian address
> for their  associates program, but are not offering his for kindle.
> As a result it looks like the Kindle will be exclusively for US
> publishers selling to the rest of the world:
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/10/amazon-not-supporting-australian.html 
> >.

How come that doesn't that run afoul of the laws on parallel  
importation of books? (ie the Copyright Act of 1968)  I know they  
changed the copyright act, did this change?

>> ... can load your own personal stuff via usb. ...
> Can you load directly via USB now? You used to have to load your own
> stuff via Amazon.com. If you can load directly, that could be very
> useful for education, providing a lightweight alternative to a  
> netbook.
> As noted in a previous posting, the Kindle appears to be reasonably
> compatible with e-learning courseware formats:
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/10/international-version-of-amazon-kindle.html 
> >.
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