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Amazon.com Announces Winners of Owl Delivery Writing Adventure
Nine Lucky Kids from California to Texas to New York Will Get Midnight Doorstep Delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on July 21
SEATTLE, Jul 11, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) (www.amazon.com) today announced the winners of its Harry Potter Owl Delivery Writing Adventure, a contest in which kids under the age of 18 wrote 300-word essays about their favorite Harry Potter characters. Three entrants from each of three age groups (6-8, 9-12, and 13-17) were selected to receive midnight delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on July 21 by UPS, as well as a Harry Potter prize package that will feature hundreds of dollars' worth of Harry Potter memorabilia.

The winners' names, ages and hometowns are as follows:

Jasmine            7          Kirkland, Wash.
Fouzia             7          Miami Spring, Fla.
Domenick           8          Breezy Point, N.Y.
Jonathan           10         Austin, Texas
Lotus              11         Los Angeles, Calif.
Dancie             12         Houston, Texas
Gladys             14         South San Francisco, Calif.
Hannah             15         Phoenix, Ariz.
Lauren             16         Pittsburgh, Pa.

Selected Owl Writing Adventure essays can be viewed at www.amazon.com/harrypotter.

With one week remaining until the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," customers can still pre-order the book in time to qualify for Release-Date Delivery. For all orders placed by Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. EDT using standard shipping or better (including Amazon Prime), Amazon.com will guarantee delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on its release date of Saturday, July 21, to all addresses within the lower 48 states, or the cost of the book will be refunded.

Media interested in covering any of the midnight deliveries should contact the Amazon.com media hotline listed below.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc., (Nasdaq: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and all subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com

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