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Trading Spaces' Carpenter and Author Amy Wynn Pastor Offers Mother's Day Gifting Advice in the Tools & Hardware Store

SEATTLE, Apr 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) --, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN), announced today that Amy Wynn Pastor, host of TLC's popular home improvement show Trading Spaces and author of the recently published home repair book "Yes, You Can! Home Repairs Made Easy" (Meredith Books), have teamed up to offer Mother's Day shopping advice to customers in the Tools & Hardware store ( Gift picks, including those for the fix-it mom, the gardening mom, the home-project mom and the power-tool mom, will be available to customers through May 9.

Ms. Pastor's work has reached women all over the country and helped them gain the confidence to tackle home improvement projects themselves and enjoy it. "Taking care of your home is not about brawn, it's about knowledge," said Ms. Pastor. "My book and the right tools make a great gift for any mom, whether she is a novice or an experienced do-it-yourselfer."

Amazon customers can find links to Ms. Pastor's gift picks and book by going to Everything from pruners and garden carts to cordless drills and a sander with comfort gel grips is included.

"Amy Wynn Pastor is a major source of inspiration for everyone who ever wanted to take on home improvement projects, but was afraid to pick up a hammer or power tool," said Steve Frazier, vice president of Tools & Hardware at "We're excited to work with Ms. Pastor to offer our customers a valuable resource and great advice for Mother's Day gifts."

About the Tools & Hardware Store

The Tools & Hardware store ( is the ultimate online destination for finding the right tool for the right job and lifestyle -- whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or a professional customer. The Tools & Hardware store features an unparalleled selection of tools, hardware, and popular brands at competitive prices, along with all the information consumers need to make informed purchasing decisions.

About, Inc., (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden. and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites:,,,,,, and

As used herein, "," "we," "our" and similar terms include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

About Meredith Books

Meredith Books is a division of Meredith Corporation, one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies. With more than 400 books in print and nearly 290 million books sold, Meredith Books turns great brands into great books. Brands such as TLC(R), The Home Depot(R), Disney(R), the Food Network(SM) and Better Homes and Gardens(R) and products such as Trading Spaces(TM), American Chopper(TM), Miracle Gro(R), Monster Garage(TM) and Spider-Man(R) trust Meredith Books to produce bestsellers that capture the essence of their brands.

Forward-Looking Statement

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, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions, and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and all subsequent filings.

Molly Ingle, 206-266-2180
DBA Public Relations
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