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Amazon Releases the Beta Version of Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R)
Publishers can now install Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R)for their Adobe InDesign(R) software to create Kindle books directly from InDesign(R) files.

SEATTLE, Oct 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the Beta Version of Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R), a new tool that allows publishers to more easily make titles available for Kindle by converting Adobe InDesign(R) files directly into Kindle books. This is a free download, and allows publishers and content creators to take existing print-ready files and create Kindle books with a couple of clicks.

"Our aim is to make it simple, fast and cost-effective for publishers to create Kindle books," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "The release of Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R) is another step toward this goal. We look forward to feedback from publishers on how we can improve and what additional features they'd like to see."

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R) has features that make it easier and faster to create Kindle content, including:

- Maintain font styling information, text alignment and paragraph alignment

- Export images present in the book into the Kindle book

- Add a cover page, links within the book, bullets and numbering

- Specify the Table of Contents to use for the Kindle book

- Support tables

- Work with Adobe InDesign(R) version CS4, CS5 in Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Mac (10.5 and 10.6)

For more information and to download Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign(R) for free, go to www.amazon.com/kindlepublishing.

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. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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