|Looking for a Last Minute Father's Day Gift? Amazon Kindle is the Top-Selling and ''Most Wished For'' Consumer Electronics Product on Amazon.Com--Order Today and Get Free 2-Day Shipping|
Amazon Also Announces New Kindle Content Available for Wireless Download, Including Popular Books Such as Barbara Walter's "Audition" and Scott McClellan's "What Happened," Periodicals Such as US News & World Report, Shanghai Daily and the International Herald Tribune, and Blogs Such as TV Guide Hotlist and PopMatters
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2008--Wondering what Dad wants for Father's Day this year? Chances are he has a Kindle in mind. Amazon announced that as of today, Kindle is the top-selling product among Amazon's vast selection of consumer electronics products and the "Most Wished For" electronics item by Amazon customers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/gift-central/gift-guides/most-wished-for/ 172282/ce). (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) Kindle is Amazon's portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper. Order a Kindle today at a new lower price of $359 and it will ship with free two-day shipping, just in time for Father's Day. For more information on Kindle or to order a Kindle, visit http://amazon.com/kindle.
"It's no secret that a lot of us wait until the last minute to buy a gift for Dad. With more than 125,000 books to choose from, in addition to magazines, newspapers and blogs, Kindle is the perfect gift for any dad who wants to have his books and newspapers with him anywhere he goes," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.
Amazon has increased the number of book titles available on Kindle from 90,000 to 125,000 since Kindle was introduced last November, with more books being added every day. Popular new books include Barbara Walter's "Audition," Scott McClellan's "What Happened" and John Sanford's "Phantom Prey." Like all other Kindle books, they are available for wireless download in less than 60 seconds. New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99 or less on Kindle, unless marked otherwise.
Dozens of newspapers, magazines and blogs have also been added, including US News & World Report, Shanghai Daily, The International Herald Tribune, TV Guide Hotlist and PopMatters. Newspaper subscriptions are auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle overnight so the latest edition is waiting for customers when they wake up. Blogs are updated and downloaded wirelessly throughout the day so Kindle customers can read blogs whenever and wherever they want.
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