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SEATTLE, Aug 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: AMZN)-- Amazon.com, Inc., today announced that Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett are the two newest authors to join the Kindle Million Club, selling over 1 million paid copies of their books in the Kindle Store (http://www.amazon.com/kindlestore). They join Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly and John Locke in the Kindle Million Club.
"Kathryn Stockett is the first debut novelist to join the Million Club, and Kindle customers were highly engaged with her book right from its publication," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. "It's as exciting to see Kindle readers propel a new author's career as it is to see them add to the success of a long-time Amazon best-selling author like Janet Evanovich."
"Wow! I'm thrilled to join such a talented group of writers who've also reached this million-copy milestone," said Janet Evanovich. "I'm so grateful to my readers and look forward to reaching more milestones with them and with Amazon in the years to come."
Janet Evanovich is the #1 best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels as well as 12 romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, "Wicked Appetite" (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series,) and "How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author." Her latest novel, "Smokin' Seventeen," has spent over 100 days on the Kindle Best Seller list.
Kathryn Stockett is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller "The Help." After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. "The Help" is her debut novel, and on August 10, 2011, the movie adaptation hit theaters across the U.S.
Kindle books are "Buy Once, Read Everywhere"-- customers can read them on their Kindle, on the web with Kindle Cloud Reader and on free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Windows Phone, HP TouchPad, PC and Mac. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in customers' Kindle libraries on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
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, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers , Kindle 3G with Special Offers 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 3G , Kindle 3G with Special Offers 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.
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