Today, Amazon issued an announcement, which is an important notice on the adjustment of the operation of Kindle’s e-bookstore in China. Amazon plans to stop operating its Kindle e-bookstore in China on June 30, 2023. After this, users will not be able to purchase new eBooks. For eBooks already purchased, downloads are available until June 30, 2024, and you can continue reading after that.
“We remain committed to our customers in China. As a global business, we periodically evaluate our offerings and make adjustments, wherever we operate,” a spokesperson for Amazon said in an emailed statement. “With our portfolio of businesses in China, we will continue to innovate and invest where we can provide value to our customers.” The spokesperson declined to provide further comment on the decision.
Amazon said it will continue to provide customer service and warranty services for Kindle e-book readers. If users purchase a Kindle e-book reader after January 1, 2022, and meet the relevant return conditions, Amazon will also provide a return service for non-quality issues. The premise is that the Kindle e-book reader must be purchased through Amazon China’s authorized distribution channels and be in normal use.