Inc launched its digital bookstore in Germany on Thursday, 12 years after it began selling print books there.

Amazon said it would sell 650,000 titles in all and offer many classics of German literature for free.

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, also said it would offer the most recent versions of its Kindle e-book reader with an English user interface in Germany.

(Reporting by Phil Wahba; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)