|Bestselling Author and Congressman Ron Paul's Books Now Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store|
SEATTLE, Jun 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that RosettaBooks has released four books by bestselling author and Congressman Ron Paul exclusively in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). The books--"A Foreign Policy of Freedom," "Pillars of Prosperity," "The Case for Gold" and "Abortion and Liberty"--are available as e-books for the first time, and they will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for one year. Customers can download these books from the Kindle Store for $9.99, and can read them on their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC, Mac, iPad and soon, Android phones.
"We're happy to be able to offer our customers these four books by Ron Paul exclusively in the Kindle Store," said Melissa Kirmayer, Director, Kindle Content. "All four books are available for $9.99 and are ready for customers to download and start reading in under 60 seconds."
Ron Paul, an 11-term congressman from Texas, has been described as a leading advocate of freedom in the U.S. capital. He has devoted his political career to the defense of individual liberty, sound money and a non-interventionist foreign policy. Judge Andrew Napolitano calls him "the Thomas Jefferson of our day." After serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s, Dr. Paul moved to Texas to begin a civilian medical practice, delivering more than 4,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician. He served in Congress from 1976 to 1984 and again from 1996 to the present. He and Carol Paul, his wife of 51 years, have five children, 18 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Ron Paul, the New York Post once wrote, is a politician who "cannot be bought by special interests." A congressional colleague once said: "There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few."
"Ron Paul is one of the most widely admired authors in politics," said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks. "RosettaBooks is proud to publish the first e-book editions of four of his most important books, available exclusively in the Kindle Store."
Ron Paul's books join other bestselling political and current event books in the Kindle Store, such as "To Save America" and "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown." The Kindle Store now includes over 580,000 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."
Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
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