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Amazon.com Announces Best-Selling Books of 2011

“Steve Jobs” is the #1 best-selling book overall

“The Mill River Recluse” and “The Abbey,” both independently published using Kindle Direct Publishing, make the Top 10 list without a print edition

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2011-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the top 10 best-selling books of 2011 overall (print and Kindle combined). “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “Bossypants” by Tina Fey and “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard take the top three spots on the list. “The Mill River Recluse” by Darcie Chan and “The Abbey” by Chris Culver come in at #4 and #9. Both titles made the list based solely on Kindle sales and were independently published using Kindle Direct Publishing. This list takes into account first editions that were published in 2011, and considers only paid units. To see all of Amazon.com’s best-selling books of 2011, or to buy or gift any of them, go to www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2011.

“After the year of recommending books to our customers, it’s always fun to see what books really resonated with them,” said Chris Schluep, Senior Editor of Books, Amazon.com. “We chose ‘Steve Jobs’ as one of the Top 10 best books of the year, and even though it was published in October, the sales have been phenomenal in both formats. And we’re really excited that Kindle Direct Publishing authors have taken two of the top spots this year for book sales overall.”

The top 10 best-selling books overall are:

  1. “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
  2. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey
  3. “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard
  4. “The Mill River Recluse” by Darcie Chan
  5. “In the Garden of the Beasts” by Erik Larson
  6. “A Dance with Dragons” by George R.R. Martin
  7. “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
  8. “The Litigators” by John Grisham
  9. “The Abbey” by Chris Culver
  10. “Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)” by Christopher Paolini

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. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

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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.

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