|Amazon.com Receives 350,020 Pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Largest Advance Order in Its History|
SEATTLE--July 8, 2000--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN):
-- As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, July 8, 350,020 copies of
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire have been pre-ordered at Amazon.com (www.amazon.com), making the title the retailer's largest advance order ever. -- One of the most popular books in publishing history, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has remained No. 1 on Amazon.com's bestseller list for 17 out of the last 23 weeks -- all prior to the book's actual release date. -- With its 350,020 pre-orders, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received more than 8 times the number of advance orders received for the third Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, with 40,000 orders, or for the second highest pre-order total at Amazon.com, John Grisham's The Brethren at 43,000 orders. DELIVERY: -- In an agreement likely to produce one of the largest sales and distribution events in e-commerce history, Amazon.com is providing complimentary Saturday shipping upgrades to the first 250,000 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire orders that were placed via Amazon's Web site.