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New Kindle Exclusive: David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author, Makes Electronic Editions of 10 Books, Including a New Thriller, "The Naked Edge," and the Classic "First Blood"Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store
Kindle and Kindle app customers can now download and start reading 10 books--6 of them previously out of print--including one new novel, in less than 60 seconds

SEATTLE, Sep 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that internationally bestselling author David Morrell is releasing a new, never-before-published, full-length thriller, "The Naked Edge," along with nine of his previously published books, in electronic book format exclusively in the Kindle Store. This is the first time any of these titles have been available electronically. These Kindle editions will offer additional content for many of the books, including new introductions and photographs that reveal insights into the making of these modern classics. All 10 of these Morrell books are available starting today for download exclusively from the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore).

"Publishing these 10 books in the Kindle Store is a great opportunity to explore how electronic publishing enables me to give my readers additional, unique content," said Morrell. "Available at $9.99 or less, I hope that my fans will be able to rediscover their favorite titles, and that new readers will have the chance to enjoy my books on their Kindles. I'm especially excited about publishing my new thriller, 'The Naked Edge' in digital format, exclusively for Kindle."

Morrell is the co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization, a three-time Bram Stoker award- winner, and recipient of ITW's ThrillerMaster award in recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre. His first novel "First Blood," still in print after 38 years, became the successful Rambo film franchise.

"It's exciting to be able to make the work of an accomplished author like David Morrell available to the millions of Kindle readers around the world," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. "Both his longtime fans and new readers alike will enjoy these 10 books, now available exclusively in the Kindle Store."

These 10 Morrell books will be electronically available exclusively in the Kindle Store for one year:

  • "The Naked Edge" (a new, never published, high-action thriller with numerous photo inserts)
  • "First Blood"
  • "Blood Oath" (with a new Introduction)
  • "The Brotherhood of the Rose"
  • "The Fraternity of the Stone"
  • "The Covenant of the Flame" (with a new Introduction and photo inserts)
  • "The Totem" " (both the markedly different U.S. and U.K. versions available together for the first time)
  • "The Protector"
  • "Last Reveille"
  • "Fireflies"

Kindle offers the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 670,000 books, including New Releases and 107 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 550,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 78 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle lets you buy your books once and read them everywhere--on Kindle, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

Kindle is the #1 bestselling item on Amazon.com for two years running. It's also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon.com. Kindle can be ordered at www.amazon.com/kindle.

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. 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. Readers who don't need the convenience of free 3G wireless can choose Kindle Wi-Fi for a lower price. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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