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The Hottest Holiday Gift Just Got Hotter -- Kindle Breaks Monthly Sales Record and is Now Available with FREE Expedited Shipping in Time for Christmas
Customers who order the #1 most wished for gift on Amazon.com will have it delivered for FREE in time to place it under the tree
SEATTLE, Dec 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a FREE Two-Day expedited shipping offer for Kindle, Amazon's hottest gift this season, just in time for delivery by Christmas Eve. Amazon also announced today that December is already the best month ever for Kindle sales. Kindle is the #1 bestselling, most wished for, and most gifted product across all of Amazon. As the holiday approaches, customers still looking for the perfect gift can order Kindle for shipment in the continental United States between now and Dec. 22 and receive FREE Two-Day Shipping for delivery on or before Dec. 24, compliments of Amazon. Kindle is available for free expedited shipment today for $259 at www.amazon.com/kindle.

"We've made it even easier and faster for gift-givers to order Kindle. Kindle is available today with FREE Two-day Shipping in time for Christmas," said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle is the gift for readers. Now you don't have to guess which books to give someone -- with Kindle, you can give them the gift of choosing over 390,000 books and more than 100 top newspapers and magazines from around the world and begin reading them in less than 60 seconds."

To take advantage of this offer, customers simply add Kindle to their Shopping Cart and select FREE Two-Day Shipping.

Kindle is available for immediate FREE Two-Day Shipment today for $259 at www.amazon.com/kindle.

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 Amazon.com

Amazon.com, 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. Amazon.com, 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. Amazon.com 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.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, and www.amazon.cn.

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

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 Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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