|Amazon.com Announces 1997 Bestseller List|
Amazon.com Editors Pick the Best Books of 1997SEATTLE, WA (January 14, 1998)-- Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), Earth's Biggest Bookstore and the leading online bookseller, today announced its 40 best-selling books for 1997. Capturing the diversity of Amazon.com's (www.amazon.com) more than one million unique customers, the 1997 bestseller list includes a broad range of titles, from national bestsellers to lesser-known special interest books. For the first time, Amazon.com's team of in-house editors has announced their picks for the best books of 1997. The top 10 bestsellers and Editors' Picks are listed below:
Bestsellers for 1997
Editors' Picks for 1997
Looking at the 1997 bestseller list, Amazon.com senior vice president David Risher noted significant changes in book buying at Amazon.com during the past year. "Our top-selling title in 1996 was David S. Siegel's Creating Killer Web Sites. In 1997, our number-one bestseller was Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, an anguishing personal account of an ill-fated Mount Everest expedition. I can think of no better illustration of the changes in Internet shopping over the past year. With our catalog of 2.5 million titles and thousands of expert reviews, author interviews, and customer comments, Amazon.com is thrilled to have introduced more than a million customers to books they love."
Wrapping up the "Best of '97" Amazon.com editors also featured the following:
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from predicted results. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, Amazon.com's limited operating history, the unpredictability of its future revenues, and risks associated with capacity constraints and management of growth. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in the company's final prospectus, dated May 15, 1997, as well as the company's Form 10Q for the third quarter ended September 30, 1997, both filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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