|Amazon.com Announces Hottest Books, Music, Videos and DVDs of The Year as Determined by Editor's Picks and Customer Sales|
SEATTLE--Nov. 22, 2000--As 2000 winds to a close, Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN), the leading online retailer, reveals the hottest books, CDs, videos and DVDs of the year with the release of its annual holiday "Best of" lists.
The Best of 2000 lists were compiled from the votes of Amazon.com's expert editorial staffs, while Amazon.com's Top Sellers 2000 lists reflect the year's bestselling book, music, video and DVD titles.
Accessible via the book, music, video and DVD home pages, the lists are a fun, easy way to discover new authors and artists, and to compare how popular favorites stack up against editor picks.
"Amazon.com's 'Best of' lists have become a holiday tradition with customers who look to our editors, as well as other shoppers, for recommendations and ideas during this gift-giving season," said Nicholas H. Allison, editor-in-chief of Amazon.com's Books store. "Customers anticipate the release of Amazon.com's year-end lists to see how their picks compare to those of our editors and if their favorite titles are represented."
Amazon.com's Best of 2000 feature includes the following:
The lists also reflect the year's industry and consumer trends, notably:
Top 10 Amazon.com editors' picks:
MUSIC: EDITORS' PICKS
VIDEO: EDITORS' PICKS
DVD: EDITORS' PICKS
-- 1. Toy Story & Toy Story 2 -- The Ultimate Toy Box: 3-Disc
To view the book editors' selections for best books of the year, by category, visit the Books home page at www.amazon.com/books.
The 10 Top Sellers of the year in each category -- based on sales from Amazon.com's more than 25 million customers worldwide -- are as follows:
BOOKS: AMAZON.COM TOP SELLERS
MUSIC: AMAZON.COM TOP SELLERS
VIDEO: AMAZON.COM TOP SELLERS
DVD: AMAZON.COM TOP SELLERS
For more information about Amazon.com's annual Best of 2000 feature, or to view the lists in their entirety, visit each store's home page: www.amazon.com/books, www.amazon.com/music, www.amazon.com/video or http://www.amazon.com/dvd.
Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's No. 1 retailer. Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.com lists more than 28 million unique items in categories such as electronics, kitchen products, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items, toys, software, computer and video games, tools and hardware, and lawn and patio items. Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 25 million customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
Amazon.com operates four international Web sites: www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de and www.amazon.co.jp. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 250,000 movies and entertainment titles and 1 million cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1891 to 2003.
Amazon Anywhere is the leader in mobile e-commerce, providing access from anywhere in the world to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de on personal digital assistants (PDAs) and through handheld wireless Internet devices that use HDML or the Wireless Application Protocol.
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. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's limited operating history, anticipated losses, significant amount of indebtedness, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends, competition, risk of distribution center expansion, risks related to fourth quarter performance, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth, inventory risks, risks related to auction and zShops services, risks related to fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations, strategic alliances and the Amazon Commerce Network. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K and 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 1999, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2000, June 30, 2000, and September 30, 2000.