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Amazon Adds More Great Books for Young Readers to the Kindle Store--the "Artemis Fowl" Series And "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" Series Now Available as E-Books in the Kindle Store
Just in Time for Holiday Reading, the Kindle Store Now Has More Books Than Ever for Young Readers of All Ages
SEATTLE, Dec 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the Kindle Store recently added many new great books for young readers, including new titles in the popular "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" and "Artemis Fowl" series, which are available as electronic books in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Kindle is the most gifted, most wished for and the No. 1 bestselling product across all categories on Amazon.com--not just electronics. The Kindle Store now includes over 390,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases.

"Kindle is a great gift for readers of all ages," said Russ Grandinetti, vice president, Kindle Content. "Customers tell us frequently that they love to read to their children on their Kindle and that many have given their children their own Kindle. We hope that our customers will take advantage of some of these great Kindle books, like the Percy Jackson series or our editors' pick for the best book of the year for middle readers, 'When You Reach Me,' all of which are perfect for a family to enjoy together."

The Kindle Store has thousands of great books for young readers. Some of the most popular books include:

  • "Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian" by Rick Riordan, published by Disney Hyperion Books for Children (2009 Amazon Editors Best Books of the Year selection and Amazon Customers Favorite Books of the Year selection)
  • "Artemis Fowl, Book 6: The Time Paradox" by Eoin Colfer, published by Hyperion Books for Children (2008 Amazon Customers Favorite Books of the Year selection)
  • "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead, published by Wendy Lamb Books (2009 #1 Amazon Editors Best Book of the Year winner in the middle readers category)

The Kindle Store's top 10 bestselling books for young readers include Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka's "The Magician's Elephant" and Tom Robinson's "The Everything Kids' Science Experiment Book."

Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com.

About Kindle

Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the most wished for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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 Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Books for the Kindle are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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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, 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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