|Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's Former Speechwriter, Stacy Carlson, Publishes New Book on Financial Crisis, Available Only in Kindle Store|
SEATTLE, Jan 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that the new book written by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's former speechwriter, Stacy Carlson, is now available exclusively in Amazon's Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) for $9.56. Carlson's "You, Me, & the U.S. Economy" contains a foreword by Henry Paulson. The book is only available digitally, and it is exclusive to the Kindle Store for one year. Kindle is the most gifted, most wished for and the No. 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.
"Ms. Carlson's 'You, Me, & the U.S. Economy' is a timely account of the financial crisis, a topic our customers have a strong interest in," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "We're excited that Ms. Carlson and RosettaBooks have chosen to share this book via Kindle."
Carlson was Speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Paulson from May 2007 until January 2009. She was the Secretary's silent scribe for all Treasury issues, from taxes to housing to China to the 2008 financial crisis. Carlson was also Director of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Washington, D.C., office; Western Region Political Director on the 2000 Bush for President campaign, and Staff Director of the Committee on House Administration at the U.S. House of Representatives. "You, Me, & the U.S. Economy" takes a plainspoken look inside the Treasury Department and explains the events and issues through a personal narrative.
"This is a great opportunity to get my work out quickly and to a widespread audience, while the topic of the economy is still at the forefront of news coverage and on people's minds," said Carlson. "We're living in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and speed was a crucial element in getting people valuable information so they can begin to understand what happened."
Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
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