Amazon Publishing has expanded into France, internally hiring Clément Monjou, formerly of its Kindle and Appstore units.
The development of Amazon Publishing Europe has already seen the e-commerce giant set up publishing arms in the UK and Germany, while it has also advertised for positions in Spain.
Dominic Myers, former Waterstones m.d, was appointed in October to head up Amazon Publishing Europe.
Amazon Publishing France has hired Clément Monjou to the role of senior editor, original manuscripts, who will report to Myers, according to Actualitte, and have the task of "discovering quality books to be translated and published in French ".
Monjou was formerly the editor of the eBouquin.fr e-book blog, but most recently worked on the company’s French Kindle Store arm and then its Appstore unit.
Amazon Publishing France’s first two titles will both be published under the Amazon Crossing imprint, the first, a romance novel called Ladden et La Lampe Merveilleuse by Stephanie Bond and the second a thriller novel called Hackeur et Contre Tous by Dave Buschi, released on 10th March, costing €6.99 and €7.99 respectively. Three more titles will be released at the end of the month.
Myers was hired by Amazon Publishing in October , tasked with a brief of opening new European offices, as well as overseeing the UK and German operations.