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Books in 60 Seconds and Vast Selection of Content in Kindle Store Moves Canada into the Top 5 Kindle Countries
Readers in Canada buying Kindle books from publishers such as Penguin, Wiley and McGraw-Hill
SEATTLE, Dec 16, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) --, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that customers in over 130 countries and territories around the world have bought Kindle and been reading Kindle books, and that in just four weeks Canada has moved into the top five countries for Kindle book and device sales. Kindle continues to be the most gifted, most wished for and the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items available on Amazon. Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today for U.S. $259 at

"From Munich to Melbourne and Toronto to Tokyo, we are thrilled with the response to Kindle from customers around the world," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "We've worked hard to provide our Canadian customers with over 300,000 of the books that people want to read. With so many titles available for download in less than 60 seconds, readers in Canada and over 130 other countries and territories around the world are voraciously buying Kindle books."

The Kindle Store ( offers Canadian customers over 300,000 books, including New Releases and Globe and Mail bestsellers, which are typically U.S. $11.99 or less. Titles are available across many categories and genres, and from a wide range of publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, McGraw Hill, Harlequin, Thomas Nelson and Oxford University Press. Penguin leads all other publishers in sales on Kindle in Canada, driven by bestsellers such as The Scarpetta Factor, by Patricia Cornwell; The Help, by Kathryn Stockett; U is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton; Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin; and Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

More than 100 top newspapers and magazines are also available in the Kindle Store for single purchase or subscription, including the National Post and the Globe & Mail, as well as popular international and local papers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Le Monde, The International Herald Tribune and The Daily Telegraph.

Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today for U.S. $259 at

About Kindle

Kindle is the revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution 6-inch electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle utilizes the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the most wished for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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., Inc. 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 Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Books for the Kindle are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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 competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE:, Inc. Media Relations