Customers can read one of next month’s new releases today
Choose one title to read early for $1.99; Prime members choose one
title for free
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2013--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of Kindle
a new program that offers customers access to Kindle books a month in
advance of their official release date.
Here’s how Kindle First works:
Each month, Amazon Publishing editors select several titles from
Kindle’s most popular categories a month ahead of their official
publication date, adding a note of recommendation and a
behind-the-scenes look at the stories and the authors.
Customers can choose one of the featured books each month for $1.99.
Prime members can make their selection for free – adding yet another
benefit of Prime membership.
Customers can receive a monthly email alerting them of new Kindle
First selections. Signup is free and there is no purchase obligation.
Customers can visit the Kindle store on amazon.com or their Kindle
device to select their book. All Kindle First books become part of
your permanent Kindle library and can be read on any Kindle device and
Kindle free reading apps.
The debut Kindle First picks are Things We Set on Fire, by
best-selling author Deborah Reed; No Place for a Dame, by
best-selling romance author Connie Brockway; Silent Echo, by
best-selling mystery author J.R. Rain; and We Will Survive: True
Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song, by
Grammy-award winning recording artist Gloria Gaynor. All books will be
published in December but are available to Kindle First members starting
“Prime just keeps getting better for our members, and any customer will
find something interesting in our Kindle First picks,” said Russ
Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We also love that these
amazing books by Amazon Publishing authors will get a chance to reach a
much wider audience.”
To learn more about Kindle First, and sign up for monthly emails
announcing new selections, please visit www.amazon.com/kindlefirst.
To learn about all of the additional benefits included with Amazon
Prime, visit www.amazon.com/prime.
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 Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most
advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher
contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the
latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the
ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle,
features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX
features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2
GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as
exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second
Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday
button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display,
high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.
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Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
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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 and
data 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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