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Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" Available from Amazon.com in Hardcover with Guaranteed Release Day Delivery and on Kindle with Automatic Wireless Delivery

Amazon.com teams with UPS to deliver the long-awaited sequel to The Da Vinci Code to customers’ doorsteps on September 15 free of cost for Amazon Prime members

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2009-- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Dan Brown’s highly anticipated “The Lost Symbol” will be available on its Sept. 15 release day for guaranteed delivery via UPS to the doorsteps of Amazon.com customers and as a wireless download for Kindle customers. “The Lost Symbol” is the long-awaited sequel to “The Da Vinci Code,” one of the top 10 bestselling books of all time on Amazon.com. The hardcover edition at $16.17, a 46 percent discount, is available for pre-order now at www.amazon.com/lostsymbol and the Kindle edition at $9.99 is also available for pre-order.

Release day delivery of the hardcover edition is available for the same price as Amazon.com’s standard shipping and for free to Amazon Prime members, and is guaranteed to all Amazon.com customers who select standard or Prime shipping and live within the lower 48 states. Kindle customers who pre-order “The Lost Symbol” Kindle edition will receive the book via automatic wireless download on September 15.

“The Lost Symbol” became Amazon.com’s No. 1 bestselling book the same day it became available for pre-order in April, and has spent most of the time since in the top ten. The book’s contents are shrouded in secrecy and will not be released to the public before the publication date of Sept. 15, but customers can visit www.amazon.com/lostsymbol to read mysterious, coded messages from the publisher every week day until the book is released.

“Like many of our customers and book lovers around the world, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of this sequel in Dan Brown’s blockbuster Robert Langdon series,” said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books at Amazon.com. “We’re excited to help our customers be first in line to unravel the secrecy surrounding the book’s contents when it’s released on September 15 both in hardcover and on Kindle.”

To pre-order “The Lost Symbol” and explore Amazon.com’s entire selection of Dan Brown titles, visit Dan Brown’s author page at www.amazon.com/danbrown.

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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, 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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