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Election 2004 Boutique Launches on Amazon.com

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2004--

Nine Leading Political Commentators Offer Their Views and Insights on

Upcoming Presidential Election Exclusively for Amazon.com Customers

Amazon Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company (Nasdaq:AMZN), today launched its Election 2004 boutique (www.amazon.com/election2004), an area dedicated to helping customers find and discover books and exclusive content related to the 2004 presidential race. Ranging from politicians to pundits to award-winning authors and journalists, contributors Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Al Franken, David Frum, Ariana Huffington, Molly Ivins, Jon Stewart, Gore Vidal and Bob Woodward discuss the upcoming election in interviews conducted exclusively for Amazon.com customers.

These nine participants share their perspectives on the upcoming election as well as their thoughts on the most crucial issues for consideration as voters make their way to the polls in November. Each answered the same set of questions, but did so in wildly disparate -- and in some cases humorous -- fashion, addressing topics such as the importance of this presidential election, key lessons from President Bush's term thus far and what a Kerry administration would mean for America's future.

"Amazon.com customers are turning to us as they educate themselves about the upcoming election, looking for topical books and other resources as they decide whom to vote for in November," said Tom May, editor for the Amazon.com Book store. "We wanted to make it even easier for our customers to find and discover helpful information by offering them exclusive election commentary from some of the leading figures discussing the presidential race, as well as their recommendations for helpful election year reads."

The Election 2004 boutique on Amazon.com is located in the Great Political Debate area of the Amazon.com Book store, which highlights relevant titles for customers on topics such as foreign policy, domestic issues, the conservative and liberal debates, political satire and humor, political and news magazines and more.

To read these exclusive interviews with leading political commentators, as well as find and discover books about the upcoming election and other political issues, visit the Election 2004 boutique on Amazon.com at www.amazon.com/election2004.

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             Amazon Media Relations
             Kristin Mariani, 206-266-7180

    SOURCE: Amazon.com

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