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It's the Most Digital Time of the Year: Amazon Announces Best of Digital Store
With millions of customers set to unwrap new Kindles, Kindle Fires and other mobile devices this holiday season, Amazon opens Best of Digital Store, making it even easier for customers to discover great digital content

SEATTLE, Dec 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)-- This year, millions of people will unwrap Kindle Fires, Kindle e-ink readers, MP3 players, mobile phones, tablets and computers. Amazon is making it easy for customers to load up their new devices with the "Best of Digital" store, which features recommendations from Amazon's team of editors on must-have movies & TV shows, music, video games, software, mobile apps, magazines and Kindle books, along with hundreds of deals on digital content.

Historically, Christmas day is the largest day of digital sales on Amazon.com, followed by December 26. Last year, from Christmas Eve through December 30, Amazon customers purchased over three times more digital content, including Kindle books, magazines, movies, TV shows, music, and digital games as compared to the weekly average for the year.

"People everywhere will unwrap mobile devices over the holidays--Kindles, MP3 players, smart phones and tablets--and as soon as they're out of the box, it's only natural to want to load them up with great digital entertainment," said Craig Pape, Director of Music at Amazon.com. "Not surprisingly, we see the largest jump in digital product sales on Christmas and during the week following the holiday. With the introduction of Kindle Fire this season, millions more customers will be shopping for new digital content. This year, we're making it easier and more convenient than ever to get all the content they want - along with some hot deals on digital - all in one place."

Here is a preview of the recommended must-haves in the Best of Digital Store. More can be found at http://www.amazon.com/bestdigital

Top ten recommended Kindle books:

1. "Steve Jobs" by Walter Issacson
2. "11/22/63" by Stephen King
3. "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach
4. "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor
5. "The Circus Ship" by Chris Van Dusen
6. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
7. "A History of the World in 100 Objects" by Neil MacGregor
8. "The Litigators" by John Grisham
9. "Then Again" by Diane Keaton
10. "Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Top ten recommended magazines:

1. Us Weekly
2. Cosmopolitan
3. Vanity Fair
4. National Geographic
5. O, the Oprah Magazine
6. WIRED
7. Glamour
8. Better Homes & Gardens
9. Reader's Digest
10. Men's Health

Top ten recommended movies:

1. The Social Network
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
3. Bridesmaids
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
7. Crazy Stupid Love
8. You've Got Mail
9. Cars 2
10. The Fighter

Top ten recommended TV shows:

1. Walking Dead
2. Arrested Development
3. Lost
4. Breaking Bad
5. Sons of Anarchy
6. The X Files
7. Sesame Street
8. Glee
9. Parks and Rec
10. Friday Night Dinner

Top ten recommended albums:

1. Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
2. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
3. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon: Experience Version
4. Adele, 21
5. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
6. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
7. Foster the People, Torches
8. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
9. Wilco, The Whole Love
10. The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow

Top ten recommended Android apps:

1. ESPN Score Center

2. LinkedIn

3. Quickoffice Pro
4. The Weather Channel for Android
5. EasyTether
6. Exchange by Touchdown
7. Pandora
8. Urbanspoon
9. MapQuest
10. Zillow Real Estate

Top ten recommended Android games:

1. Angry Birds
2. Words with Friends
3. Bejeweled 2
4. Atari's Greatest Hits (Missile Command Free)
5. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
6. Plants vs. Zombies
7. Top Girl
8. Fruit Ninja
9. Cut the Rope
10. Little Piano

Top ten recommended digital video games:

1. Battlefield 3
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
4. Dead Island
5. Saints Row: The Third
6. Dungeon Defenders
7. Magicka
8. Disney Universe
9. Sonic Generations
10. The Sims 3

Top ten recommendations for digital software:

1. Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010
2. Office Mac Home and Student 2011 (Family Pack)
3. TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-file + State 2011
4. Norton 360 Version 5.0
5. Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade (Home Premium to Professional)
6. Quicken Deluxe 2012
7. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Windows
8. Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1-5 Set for Mac
9. PaintShop Pro X4
10. Anime Studio Debut 8

Customers who receive a new phone, tablet, PC or Mac for the holidays will also enjoy the suite of Amazon apps, including:

  • Kindle for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Windows Phone
  • Amazon MP3 app for Android, BlackBerry and Palm
  • Amazon Mobile app for Android, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7
  • Price Check by Amazon app for Android and iPhone
  • Amazon Deals app for iPhone
  • Amazon Windowshop for iPad

Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/amazonmobile.

Procrastinators who haven't ordered their Christmas gifts can order Amazon's hottest holiday gifts - the $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch, $149 Kindle Touch 3G and $199 Kindle Fire - today by 4:30 p.m. PST and still receive them by Christmas with one-day shipping at www.amazon.com/kindlefire.

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.

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, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, and www.amazon.es. 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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