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Random House English-Language Books Now Available to Kindle Customers around the World
Already Available to Customers in the United States, Amazon Customers around the World Can Now Download English-Language Books from Random House in the Kindle Store
SEATTLE, Dec 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Until now, Random House English-language books, such as Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol," were only available to Kindle customers living in the United States. Today, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it is adding to its international Kindle Stores books published by all of Random House's English-language publishing divisions. These titles will be available in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) for download in any area where Random House has the digital rights, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across all categories on Amazon.com--not just electronics. The Random House titles join the Kindle Store's constantly growing content catalog of English-language books, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases.

"Customers around the world will be thrilled to download bestselling English-language titles from Random House, such as Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol,' all in less than 60 seconds," said Russ Grandinetti, vice president, Kindle Content.

Other popular English-language titles that are now available to download in any area where those digital rights are available include Danielle Steel's "A Good Woman" and Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief."

Random House joins the over 1,000 different rights-holders that now have books available in the Kindle Store, including leading publishers Atlantic Books, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Faber and Faber, Hachette, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Lonely Planet, Penguin, Profile Books, Quercus, Simon & Schuster and Wiley.

Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment to over 100 countries 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.

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

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Forward-Looking Statements

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SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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