|Amazon Adds More Great Books for Cooks and Epicures to the Kindle Store|
SEATTLE, Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that the Kindle Store recently added many new great books for cooks, including three new cookbooks that are available today in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore): Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition," Rose Levy Berenbaum's "Rose's Heavenly Cakes" and Nancy Baggett's "Kneadlessly Simple." The Kindle Store now includes over 450,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle, including titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island.
"Customers tell us they love to cook from recipes on their Kindles," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "Kindle for iPhone or Kindle for BlackBerry is a great way to keep ingredients lists with you when you go to the grocery store, and then pick up right at that recipe on your Kindle when you're ready to cook. In the kitchen, Kindle doesn't have pages that may close while you're trying to reference a recipe. We hope that our customers who cook will take advantage of some of these great Kindle books."
"With the new edition of 'How to Cook Everything' now available on Kindle, more people will be cooking from my book than ever before," said Mark Bittman. "And that's been my goal all along: to encourage everyone into the kitchen."
The Kindle Store has thousands of great books for cooks. Some of the new and most popular books include:
Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
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