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Amazon.com Expands Selection With More Than 50,000 Magazine, Newspaper and Newsletter Subscriptions

SEATTLE, Nov 5, 2002 -- Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced over 50,000 subscriptions are now available in its Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions store (www.amazon.com/magazines), with tens of thousands more to come.

The largest retail destination for magazine, newspaper and newsletter subscriptions, Amazon.com's Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions store provides customers a simple way to find, discover and subscribe to their favorite magazines and newspapers at great prices.

Amazon.com's Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions store offers more than 30 times the selection available at most magazine retailers, with publications for all interests and a deep selection of professional and trade subscriptions. Visitors will find hot newsstand titles such as People and Newsweek, newspapers ranging from USA Today to the Jerusalem Post, and trade publications for subjects spanning everything from advertising to zoology, including such obscure titles as Crazy for Cross Stitch, Eurofruit and American Animal Trainer Magazine.

"With more than 50,000 magazine, newspaper and newsletter subscriptions available at such great prices, customers need look no further than Amazon.com to order their favorites -- or to easily order subscriptions as gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season," said Curtis Kopf, director of magazines for Amazon.com.

The expansion of Amazon.com's Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions store also gives customers even more holiday gifting options. A special Gift Ideas area features recommendations by price and by interest, providing inspiration for those shopping for a fitness buff, motor head, green thumb, and more. Amazon.com will mail the recipient a complimentary gift card featuring the subscription information and a personalized message from the gift giver. Amazon.com also offers electronic gift cards, which arrive within hours of being sent.

To provide customers with the widest selection of newspapers and professional and trade magazines, Amazon.com is working with Magazine Express, a division of EBSCO Industries. EBSCO is a leading magazine subscription agent, with more than 50 years of experience in subscription services.

Customers can easily access Amazon.com's Magazine & Newspapers Subscriptions store at www.amazon.com/magazines, or through the Amazon.com welcome page.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. 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 at a great price. Amazon.com and sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as electronics, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items.

Through Amazon Marketplace, zShops and Auctions, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's millions of customers.

Amazon.com operates five international Web sites: www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp and www.amazon.ca.

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 potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, strategic alliances and business combinations, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign-currency exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, fulfillment center optimization, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and new business areas. 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 for the year ended December 31, 2001, and all subsequent filings.


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