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Introducing "Harvard Business Review Short Cuts"-- Individual Chapters from Harvard Business Review Press Books Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store
Efficient and informative chapters and book summaries from Harvard Business Review Press are now available for wireless download in under 60 seconds in Amazon's Kindle Store

SEATTLE, Jan 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Harvard Business Review Press is releasing "Harvard Business Review Short Cuts," available exclusively for worldwide distribution in Amazon's Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). "Short Cuts" are individual chapters and summaries from Harvard Business Review Press publications that are broken down by the time it takes to read them (i.e. "30 minute read" or "10 minute read"). They are specifically chosen to give business readers quick and informative business information and theory while they drink their morning coffee, wait for a meeting or travel for business. Kindle is the most gifted, most wished for and the #1 bestselling product across all categories on Amazon.com. The Kindle Store now includes over 400,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases.

"Our business readers frequently use their Kindles when they travel or commute, and have told us they love the ease with which they download and read newspapers, magazines and business documents," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "'Harvard Business Review Short Cuts' are the perfect quick read for any business-minded Kindle reader on the go -- a digestible serving of information, all available to download in under 60 seconds."

There will be a total of 117 chapters available from 10 different Harvard Business Review Press books, including those from leading thinkers in the fields of strategy, leadership, innovation and management. Available books include "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter, "The Innovator's Dilemma," by Clayton Christensen and "The Future of Management," by Gary Hamel, with chapters categorized by the time it takes to read them. This is the first time these chapters have been available for sale individually, and they will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for three months.

"We've chosen to make 'HBR Short Cuts' available in the Kindle Store so that our readers can easily stay up to date on the latest business books we publish, as well as reference their previous favorites," said Joshua D. Macht, Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review Group. "Kindle makes the possibility of purchasing, downloading and reading a select and relevant chapter en route to a business meeting or while on a business trip a reality."

Harvard Business Review (http://www.hbr.org) is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, books (http://www.hbr.org/books), and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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

About Kindle

Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines newspapers, blogs and personal documents 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 Books; 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.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.amazon.de, http://www.amazon.co.jp, http://www.amazon.fr, http://www.amazon.ca, and http://www.amazon.cn. 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.

Books and periodicals for the Kindle as well as Kindle devices are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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