Amazon has announced the launch of its Kindle e-reader in France. The Kindle is now available for pre-order with a price tag of E99 (£86) via with delivery from October 14.

Amazon’s Kindle e-book selection comprises 35,000 titles in French and includes 4,000 free classics and 28 L’Express bestsellers. French newspapers and magazines including Le Monde, Les Echos, Le Figaro and Libération can be purchased individually or by subscription. Amazon has also invited authors to self-publish their books via the French Kindle store.